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  • Chile passes new anti-piracy law

    NexTV News
    19 Oct 2018 [ Regulation ]

    The Chilean Senate approved, by 17 votes in favor and one abstention, the initiative that modifies the General Telecommunications Law to set penalties for the illegal decoding of satellite pay TV signals. The regulation establishes that anyone who commercialize or distribute a protected pay TV signal illegally, or who, in the same way, import, distribute or commercialize tangible or intangible devices destined to the decoding of those signals will be penalized. According to Gianpaolo Peirano, Legal Director of DirecTV Chile, the approval of this measure “is a very important step for the country”. “It establishes sanctions for a business that is associated with illegal practices such as the unauthorized decoding of television signals, the commercialization of devices or software that make it possible, and those who distribute them. It does not seek to persecute customers, but penalizes those who profit from the business of satellite pay-TV piracy.”

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