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KUCHING, April 14: Three premises in Selangor were raided by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) for selling streaming technology equipment (Android boxes) on April 11.
KPDNHEP director Azman Adam in a statement today said the premises which are located in a shopping mall in Klang, were raided by ministry enforcement personnel from Putrajaya during an operation following information from the relevant copyright owners as well as intelligence conducted by the ministry for two weeks.
“After further inspection on the three premises involved, KPDNHEP confiscated a total of 25 units of streaming technology equipment along with related documents valued at RM 8,567.
“The team also detained three local men aged between 39 to 44 years for further investigation on suspicion of committing an offense under section 43AA of the Copyright Act 1987, namely for committing copyright infringement in any work by selling streaming technology,” he said.
He added, if convicted, they can be fined not less than RM10,000 and not more than RM200,000, or face imprisonment not exceeding 20 years, or both.
Meanwhile, Adam also reminds all traders not to sell such streaming technology devices.
He said continuous enforcement and monitoring action will be taken by the ministry as this type of streaming technology tool is capable of committing copyright infringement by illegally accessing copyright-protected work. — DayakDaily