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MCMC to Android box sellers: Stop misrepresenting certification label on the devices

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Fee (MCMC) has issued a stern warning to Android field suppliers and sellers to not misuse the SIRIM certification and MCMC-certified label on the gadgets to mislead the general public into believing that it has authorised the act of illegally streaming and downloading media content material on them.

In a press assertion posted on Twitter, the Fee defined that the MCMC label and certification issued by SIRIM on sure Android TV containers are solely meant to state that the WiFi and Bluetooth modules on the gadgets have complied with technical requirements imposed by MCMC.

If it discovers that sellers have misused the certifications, MCMC acknowledged that it’ll not hesitate to take motion reminiscent of revoking the certification label on the Android containers and issuing a recall of all bought Android containers in addition to these nonetheless available in the market.

From October 2018 to January 2020, MCMC issued compound notices totalling RM67,000 on 4 offences associated to the shopping for and promoting of uncertified Android TV containers. It added that seven instances had been dropped at court docket, leading to fines totaling RM194,500 in the identical time interval.

MCMC reminded the general public to not be fooled into downloading or streaming copyrighted materials utilizing unlawful purposes or providers on Android TV containers, as it’s a punishable offence. Customers can obtain the Examine Your Label app or take a look at the SIRIM web site to search out out the certification label and standing of their gadgets.

Consumer may go to the MCMC Examine Your Label web site for extra data.

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