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Clampdown on so-called IPTV ‘dodgy boxes’ as legal letters get issued

Efforts are underway to crack down on illegal TV streaming services known as “dodgy boxes”, reports RTE.

A wave of legal warnings has been issued in person by post and email to people across Ireland involved in providing illegal access to premium TV content.

Cease and desist notices direct service providers to immediately cease all illegal streaming activity or risk consequences, including criminal prosecution.

The warning was issued between August 7 and 18 to addresses in Co. Mayo, Monaghan, Galway, Louth, Dublin, Cork and Laois, reports RTE.

The legal notice is part of a wider, targeted campaign to disrupt and shut down piracy networks in Ireland.

The first wave of warnings was issued in March after several illegal streaming services were shut down and legal proceedings were initiated against individuals.

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) is working with broadcasters and law enforcement agencies on the latest ban on illegal Internet Television (IPTV) providers.

“Illegal IPTV service providers are breaking the law and putting consumers at real risk of malware, data loss and identity theft. Consumers who pay for pirate services should also know that they are often funding serious organised crime groups. FACT and partners remain committed to disrupting these criminal operations and protecting consumers,” said Kieron Sharp, CEO of FACT, reports RTE.

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