Get 1,000+ Free Secret Apps on Firestick & Android TV/Google TV
Taiwanese Officials have successfully raided and arrested 7 individuals for distributing illegal SviCloud streaming boxes.
The Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) is applauding Taiwanese authorities for their part in dismantling the operation.
On September 27, Taipei Police announced that they completed a successful raid against the distributors of SviCloud.
This included the seizure of over 1,000 illegal Android Boxes and the arrest of 7 individuals associated with these devices.
SviCloud is a “Fully Loaded” Android Box that comes pre-installed with streaming apps that provide access to free content and more.
Features include “1000+ HD TV Channels, 200,000+ rich VOD Content, Exclusive children’s playground apps, Karaoke, and high-definition live sports” among other things.
These boxes come in all shapes and sizes with various prices ranging from $150 to up to $240 for the “Ultimate Device for Home”.
You can find all of this information available on the official SviCloud website which is still currently up and functioning.
Fully Loaded Android Boxes such as SviCloud are associated with tons of issues including pre-loaded malware and more.
Oftentimes, these pre-loaded boxes are just cheap, generic Android TV devices that sellers install various apps and APKs onto for streaming.
Typically, these boxes are illegal as many of the streaming apps provide access to content that is protected by copyright.
Most are also sold at a major upcharge to unsuspecting customers who are looking to find free content.
SviCloud is one of the most notorious sellers of these devices which is why they were the main focus of this Taiwanese investigation.
Executive Vice President and Global Content Protection Chief at the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and Head of ACE Jan van Voorn noted the following on the seizure:
On behalf of all ACE members, I congratulate the Taiwan Police for their swift action against the seven distributors of illegal streaming devices and for reaffirming their dedication to taking down similar operations…
The intellectual property rights of various ACE members were infringed upon by these criminals, but this recent action reinforces how valuable our partnerships are with law enforcement agencies around the world. Partnerships such as this are vital to the success of our global campaign to combat piracy and protect legal content platforms.
This isn’t the first time we have seen sellers of fully loaded Android Boxes run into legal issues.
It will be interesting to see what charges are brought against these individuals and any penalties/jail time they may face in the future.
This story was originally published by the Alliance for Creativity & Entertainment (ACE).
Let us know what you think of SviCloud operators being arrested in the comment section below!
For the latest news and tutorials in the streaming and tech world, be sure to sign up for the TROYPOINT Advisor with updates weekly.
This Advisor provides all the best tips, reviews, and guides to get the most out of your favorite streaming devices. Click the link below for your TROYPOINT Advisor Subscription:
This page includes affiliate links where TROYPOINT may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Many times, visitors will receive a discount due to the special arrangements made for our fans. I will never promote something that I personally don't use or recommend. Purchasing through my links directly supports TROYPOINT which keeps the content and tools coming. Thank you! Learn more on my Affiliate Disclaimer page.