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Topic # 220291 3-Aug-2017 17:06
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From:

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11898029

 

Sky Television has launched a legal claim against Hamilton-based streaming company My Box, arguing for $1.47 million in lost revenue.

 

My Box sells a decoder which gives users access to Sky Television channels, Netflix, and international channels. The company sells the box for a one-off fee of $269.

 

A court date has not yet been set.

 

Founder Krish Reddy said My Box would fight the claim in the Hamilton High Court in what he expected would be a "prolonged" battle.

 

"Sky probably thinks we will go away but I believe we have the weight of public opinion behind us," Reddy said.

 

 

 

My thoughts are:

 

"Sky probably thinks we will go away but I believe we have the weight of public opinion behind us," Reddy said - but will the LAW be on his side? I doubt it but I am no lawyer.

 

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  Reply # 1836735 3-Aug-2017 17:10
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well... that's a graphic site to load up at work...

 

 

 

I must say, the big bold letters saying it won't be shutdown seem very childish.





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  Reply # 1836736 3-Aug-2017 17:10
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And yet he has many complaints about the service (including on here). Guess those people will support Sky TV.





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  Reply # 1836741 3-Aug-2017 17:23
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This is one time I support Sky. These guys selling these boxes are just plain snakes and deserve every inch of the law to be brought down on them. They are bringing Kodi's fantastic software in to disrepute and these days everyone just immediately aligns Kodi with "free TV channels" - that pisses me off greatly being someone who has donated to Kodi and purchased a few of their cases and things.

 

And then there is the POS hardware they are selling. Just absolute piles of crap that just perform terribly and the sellers will probably just blame the software or the stream.

 

But then on top of all that, this ass clown has the audacity to charge $25 per month for "premium channels" which will obviously be from pirate streams that probably only work for a few weeks at a time each - at which point I bet the sellers just blame "technical difficulties".


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  Reply # 1836742 3-Aug-2017 17:27
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The issue with this guy/company is that he advertises that if you buy his box you can get the content for free.  Sky pays a snot load for the rights to show content in NZ.  This guy is making a profit off media rights he does not own.  If it was just the hardware then I really don't see the issue as the boxes can be used for media you have a right to watch however he pre-loads custom software/firmware onto the device enable people to access illegal streams with a click or 2.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1836744 3-Aug-2017 17:38
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For previous reference (where sky direct naming was changed Once made public)

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11741617

 

Doesn't Kodi terms say can't be modded and sold commercially..


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  Reply # 1836747 3-Aug-2017 17:47
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hio77:

 

well... that's a graphic site to load up at work...

 

 

 

I must say, the big bold letters saying it won't be shutdown seem very childish.

 

 

i laugh at what they have put on there site

 

1 sky is not a cable company

 

2 they have not won as the case is before the court

 

 

 

"My Box units are streaming devices which will work regardless of My Box being in business!!! My Box is STILL the only company in the world who has gone legal with cable TV giant Sky TV and WON!!!"

 

 


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  Reply # 1836751 3-Aug-2017 17:58
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biggal:

 

hio77:

 

well... that's a graphic site to load up at work...

 

 

 

I must say, the big bold letters saying it won't be shutdown seem very childish.

 

 

i laugh at what they have put on there site

 

1 sky is not a cable company

 

2 they have not won as the case is before the court

 

 

 

"My Box units are streaming devices which will work regardless of My Box being in business!!! My Box is STILL the only company in the world who has gone legal with cable TV giant Sky TV and WON!!!"

 

 

 

 

They have only put it up there so they can sell their scam to people in case they have seen the news.

 

I just really hope those "customer reviews" are fake as one of them is from a "motel in taupo that purchased 22 boxes".

 

 


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  Reply # 1836766 3-Aug-2017 18:33
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"Sky probably thinks we will go away but I believe we have the weight of public opinion behind us," Reddy said.

 

 

 

make sure you argue that point in court , im sure it will sway the court in your favour undecided


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  Reply # 1836771 3-Aug-2017 18:44
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OTOH, what does he have to lose?

Pretty sure he can’t be held personally responsible, and with a 1.4million judgement (if it goes against him) he just declares bankruptcy and opens a new Co. Called “HisBox” ... rinse and repeat?

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  Reply # 1836780 3-Aug-2017 19:09
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I am no fan of Sky but I do support them in this. I have been trying to learn how to make my own apps to stream sites I already have legal access to. While researching this I was shocked to discover how widespread illegal streams are and how easy it is to access them. If this continues there will be no new content at all pretty soon. Of course it has to be paid for. If only the dinosaurs holding things back would understand that the world has changed and enable global streaming of all content for a reasonable price.

 

 





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  Reply # 1836781 3-Aug-2017 19:11
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Only if he went to the effort to incorporate - highly doubt it given the zero thought that has gone in to the product.

But also I'm not sure limited liability will cover what is essentially fraud.

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  Reply # 1836812 3-Aug-2017 19:39
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Sky is claiming $570,000 lost per month. At $80 per customer, that implies  7125 devices sold. I do not think that many have been sold.


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  Reply # 1836814 3-Aug-2017 19:47
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debo:

 

Sky is claiming $570,000 lost per month. At $80 per customer, that implies  7125 devices sold. I do not think that many have been sold.

 

 

'Joe' was flicking 450 every 2 months or so. So the figures look good for those with a 130% markup. 

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11731067 

 

 

 

Prior thread for reference https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=151&topicid=204777 

 

And it appears a couple of them mentioned in said thread are still active. With subscription addons resold from overseas sites by looks (you can read the sources behind the 00s they try to mask with)


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  Reply # 1836826 3-Aug-2017 20:14
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wingbat45:

 

"Sky probably thinks we will go away but I believe we have the weight of public opinion behind us," Reddy said.

 

 

ROFL. Public opinion is not law... If he claimed the law was behind them, yeah, sure.





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  Reply # 1836829 3-Aug-2017 20:18
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freitasm:

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"Sky probably thinks we will go away but I believe we have the weight of public opinion behind us," Reddy said.



ROFL. Public opinion is not law... If he claimed the law was behind them, yeah, sure.



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