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Clampdown on TV ‘dodgy boxes’ Fire Stick usage as legal warnings issued

More than 20 “cease and desist” letters have been sent to individuals thought to be selling “dodgy boxes,” or illicit TV streaming services, reports RTE.

This is the third in a line of legal warnings that have been sent to individuals around Ireland who are involved in supplying illicit access to premium TV content—also referred to as IPTV—in person, by mail, and by email.

The cease-and-desist letters provide sellers of customised smart TVs instructions to stop all unlawful streaming right away or face penalties, which may include criminal charges, reports RTE.

Between January 22 and February 2, warnings were sent to addresses in the counties of Dublin, Cork, Meath, Westmeath, Kilkenny, Clare, Limerick, Louth, Galway, and Monaghan.

The legal warnings are a component of a larger, more focused Irish attempt to stop and shut down pirate networks.

The organisation said it would continue to “monitor channels used to advertise and sell illegal streams, modified Fire Sticks, and other devices to take action against illegal IPTV suppliers and operators. Operators of illegal IPTV services should be aware that not only are they committing an offence themselves, but they’re also putting consumers at real risk of malware, data loss and identity theft,” reports RTE.

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