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    Rapid TV News
    23 Oct 2018 [ Regulation ]


    Stressing its continued clampdown on users and providers of illicit streaming boxes who it believes cause damage, the UK government has warned that those who steal paid-for content run the risk of fines or prison. The warning comes as the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) publishes its response to a call for views on illicit streaming. The report finds that even though a number of recent prosecutions show existing laws are working, the UK government will push ahead with a range of measures to tackle the threats created by the infringement of intellectual property rights. Commenting on the IP report, UK Minister for Intellectual Property, Sam Gyimah said: “Illegal streaming damages our creative industries.”

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