CASBAA Offers Views on Pay-TV Piracy

As part of its annual review of various countries’ intellectual property policies and practices, the USTR asked for information.  CASBAA made a submission noting that protection for intellectual property in the broadcasting business remains unacceptably weak in certain Asian countries, and especially in Thailand and the Philippines, where commercial-scale piracy of entire content bouquets content is rife in the cable TV business, and intellectual property laws and treaties are unenforced.  CASBAA also noted growing production of circumvention equipment and services from China as a major problem.  Dowload the submission here.