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Illicit IPTV streaming devices: call for views

IPO calls for views on whether there is any need for legislative change to deal with the issue of illicit IPTV streaming devices.

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The use of Internet Protocol television (IPTV) boxes to access illegal content appears to have increased in recent months.

A range of legislation applies to both the sale and use of these devices, but broadcasters and content owners have expressed concerns. They believe that the legal framework does not provide the right tools to tackle the growing threat.

The government is keen to understand where further action might be necessary to address this problem. The IPO is therefore seeking views from those with knowledge and experience in dealing with IPTV boxes.

Please support your views with evidence that is clear, verifiable and able to be peer-reviewed. The IPO has published a Guide to Evidence for Policy, setting out its approach in this area.

Please send your views to the following email address: enforcement@ipo.gov.uk
by 7 April 2017.

Published 23 February 2017