Anatel is always studying new ways to combat pirated Box TVs. In addition to measures against traders, the Agency will fine users of devices that are not certified for use in the country with a new amount🇧🇷 The fine for users and MEI will be R$ 110.
Large companies that sell TV Boxes in violation of Anatel’s rules will pay a fine of up to R$ 30 million. The Agency also opened a public consultation for the definition of equipment🇧🇷 To be considered a TV Box, the device will have to meet certain requirements, such as the presence or absence of software prohibited by the Agency.
Anatel fining TV Box users?
Yes, Anatel may fine TV Box users. In fact, this was authorized for the first time on May 27, when Public Consultation No. 24 was finalized. This consultation also created the basis for calculating the fine for users, individual micro-entrepreneurs (MEI) and companies of different sizes.
Earlier this month, the Anatel approved a new methodology for the collection of amounts. Users and MEIs will be charged BRL 110 for minor infractions.
The fine will be applied to anyone who uses or sells Unapproved TV Box — any product not approved by Anatel may generate a fine for the user or merchant. In the cases of those who have a pirated TV Box at home, a complaint will be required for the Agency to act in the case. One case where a fine may be imposed is that of harmful interference.
In the end, if you have a pirated TV Box at home, just one person entering your home and reporting you would generate problems with fines. But the greatest concern has to be with the crimes of copyright violation (Art. 184 of the Penal Code) and smuggling (Art. 334-A) — cited in Anatel’s communiqué and which indicate a greater alignment of the Agency with international copyright protection bodies🇧🇷
Anatel will carry out a public consultation for the definition of a TV Box
On September 22, Anatel opened a public consultation for the population to send contributions related to the TV Box definition. With this query, the Agency seeks to “create a specific product classification” for the equipment. The checks that the laboratory will have to make are:
- Check if there is any software or application installed by default on the product that is on the list of irregular equipment or software published or endorsed by Anatel.
- Check for any software, application, functionality or instructions that indicate possible copyright infringement of audiovisual content.
- Check if the equipment’s operating system comes with root mode enabled (mode with greater privileges for using and configuring the operating system).
- Check whether the installation of third-party software or applications not available in the device’s application store is enabled by default.
The steps disclosed by Anatel send a very clear message. The definition of TV Box is any equipment that transforms a common TV into a SmartTV — without opening the way for the installation of software that allows piracy🇧🇷
With information: torrent freak