Local company fined over media boxes
CapeTalk host Kienno Kammies chats to journalist Jan Vermeulen about a recent court ruling relating to piracy and Android-powered media boxes.
CAPE TOWN - Local company AVSupply has been fined for selling Android-powered media boxes.
The company apparently had Kodi software installed which allows users to stream videos from international sources and, according to senior journalist Jan Vermeulen, this makes piracy easier.
The court action was taken by the Southern African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT) and MultiChoice.
Questions have now been raised over why AVSupply was targeted in an investigation when other suppliers, such as Takealot, sell similar devices.
Listen to the SoundCloud above as Vermeulen explains the ruling in an interview with CapeTalk host Kienno Kammies.