It has been reported that Dish TV set top boxes used illegally in UAE for broadcasting pirated TV signals. Information and communication technology (ICT) has made the IP protection of entertainment industry on Internet, cyberspace and in a digital environment very difficult. Further, conflict of laws in cyberspace has further complicated the IP protection scenario world over.
Digital contents have become a valuable commodity these days. The entertainment industry of India has also understood this fact very clearly. As a result it is trying hard to get maximum share in local and international markets.
However, these efforts must be legal in nature to be effective. The latest episode of illegal import of set top boxes of Dish TV and TataSky in UAE is an example where these companies are required to keep a close watch.
We hope these companies would have taken note of this negative development and must have framed techno legal polices to insulate themselves from legal actions originating from around the globe.