Pirate IPTV: U.S. Helped Taiwan Track Chinese Pirates…..Back to the U.S.
The suspected local head of notorious pirate box manufacturer Unblock Tech has been indicted in Taiwan. He stands accused of conspiring with Chinese partners to illegally obtain video content from 72 legal suppliers before illegally distributing it online via ‘overseas’ servers. The USDOJ got involved when servers were traced right back to the United States.
For the past several years, Chinese-manufactured Ubox IPTV boxes have flooded the market in Taiwan.
With more than 30% of the population using the devices, which grant access to more live streaming content than most people can consume, Taiwan came under pressure from the United States.
Taiwan made amendments to copyright law that outlawed piracy-configured devices. Unsurprisingly, that did little to stop the flow or prevent China-based manufacturer Unblock Tech carrying on regardless.
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