Two set-top box sellers in Singapore charged for copyright breaches

Two set-top box sellers in Singapore charged for copyright breaches

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-13 10:40

Two sellers of TV set-top boxes have been charged with copyright breaches in an unprecedented case that could determine the legal status of such devices in Singapore.

Home appliance retail firm Synnex Trading, retailer An-Nahl and two directors from the firms were taken to court to face piracy allegations.

The complainant in the case is Neil Gane, general manager of the Coalition Against Piracy. Gane appeared in court on behalf of several rights owners on Friday (12 January). According to media reports, he is representing local telcos SingTel and StarHub, entertainment channel Fox and the entity behind the English Premier League.

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