UKIPO asks questions about illegal IPTV streaming devices
The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has asked whether there is any need for legislative changes to deal with internet protocol television (IPTV) streaming devices.
On Thursday, the UK Intellectual Property Office (ÂIPOÂ) called for views on whether there is any need for legislative changes to deal with the sale of illicit IPTV streaming devices.
The IPO said that Âillegal content appears to have increased in recent monthsÂ and while there is a current range of legislation that applies to the sale and use of the devices, Âbroadcasters and content owners have expressed concernsÂ.
According to the IPO, broadcasters and content owners believe that the legal framework does not provide the right tools to tackle the growing threat.
As a result of these concerns, the government is Âkeen to understandÂ where further action might be taken to address the problem.
The IPO is seeking views from those with knowledge and experience in dealing with IPTV boxes.