About a week ago, Taiwanese Police successfully raided an operation that sold streaming players preloaded with piracy apps. During the raid, over 1,000 unsold streaming players loaded with IPTV piracy services were seized.
Now ACE a group that helps enforce anti-piracy representing Amazon, Disney, NBCUniversal, and more, has congratulated the Taiwanese Police on shutting this group down.
“On behalf of all ACE members, I congratulate the Taiwan Police for their swift action against the seven distributors of illegal streaming devices and for reaffirming their dedication to taking down similar operations,” said Jan van Voorn, Executive Vice President and Global Content Protection Chief at the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and Head of ACE. “The intellectual property rights of various ACE members were infringed upon by these criminals, but this recent action reinforces how valuable our partnerships are with law enforcement agencies around the world. Partnerships such as this are vital to the success of our global campaign to combat piracy and protect legal content platforms.”
This comes as part of a bigger push to stop piracy. Taiwan Police also announced that, from January 2021 through July 2023, they had investigated 9,679 cases of intellectual property rights infringement involving 11,849 individuals. Officials urged the public to refrain from using pirated streaming services and devices, reminding them of the security risks associated with streaming content illegally.
Increasingly, streaming companies are doing everything they can to shut down piracy as they struggle to become profitable.