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Winnipeg RCMP take action on TV piracy front in raid on dealer

News | 11/22/2002 5:00 am EST

Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Winnipeg raided a business that was allegedly making AVR cards and selling equipment for use to receive pirated U.S. television signals, and charged it under both the Radiocommunication Act and the Criminal Code. The move is a sign that enforcement authorities may finally be willing to take action in the fight against the black and grey satellite TV markets, which were ruled illegal under the Radiocommunication Act by the Supreme Court of Canada in April (CCR Update, April 26/02). The charges laid under Section 327 of the Criminal Code deal with the possession of a device to obtain a telecommunications facility or service.

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