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According to the State Courts’ hearing list published on its website, a hearing is scheduled on Friday (Jan 12) where set-top box distributor Synnex Trading and its client, An-Nahl, a wholesale goods retailer located in Tanjong Katong Complex, could become the first Android box sellers to be hauled to court under the Copyright Act.
Synnex Trading’s director Jia Xiaofen and An-Nahl’s director Abdul Nagib Abdul Aziz were named as defendants as well.
Mr Gane had voiced concerns over the “overt sales” of set-top boxes in malls and IT fairs.
This, he said, is rarely seen “in such volume” in other parts of the region.
When contacted at the time, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) reaffirmed its stance that only set-top boxes with decoding capabilities are illegal. The devices highlighted in (the 2014 incident) were designed to decode encrypted broadcast signals, allowing users full access to TV programmes without paying subscription fees.
In such a scenario, copyright infringement is an issue as the devices were used in a manner that is illegal,” it said.
TODAY understands he is acting on behalf of four parties, including Star Hub.
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Apart from content producers, rights owners of different industries — such as fashion houses or drinks manufacturers for example — have been known to cooperate with one another to bring prosecution against alleged offenders, said Mr Gilbert Leong, a lawyer from Dentons Rodyk.
“It shows that as an industry, they are concerned,” he added.
They are also being probed for cartel activities by authorities in the United States, China, Japan, Taiwan and Europe.
The offences were committed over different periods that spanned a total of up to 16 years, going back to 1997.