beIN Media snags illegal box seller in Amman, Jordan’s Media Commission blocks 77 sites

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After monitoring the activities of local set-top box retailers over time, Jordan’s Department of National Library (DNL) in collaboration with beIN Media have found that half of the dealers in the country are likely to recommend pirated products and services, over legitimate devices.

BeIN Media Group acted against a major retailer of set-top boxes (STBs) in Amman, who, among others, had been selling illicit devices.  Several hundred were likely sold last month alone ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and more were in stock.

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In parallel, the Jordan Media Commission (JMC) acted to block 77 websites over a one month period, which streamed proprietary BeIN content without license. All media outlets in Jordan were formally warned by the JMC not to present any proprietary FIFA World Cup content without licence.

Read the full article, beIN Media Group strikes major blow to retailers of illegal IPTV boxes in Jordan. The Peninsula, Qatar, Dec 13, 2022

Why it matters:

Jordan’s DNL and JMC have signaled that they are serious about enforcing coyright violations and intellectual property rights, and are willing to enforce international treaties and Jordanian law.

beIN Media is no stranger to piracy, having recently partnered with law enforcement and court systems in other countries in the Middle East and North Africa regions.  beIN was also victim to the beoutQ piracy case that originated from Saudi Arabia during 2017-2019, which cost beIN Media dearly.

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