The Auckland High Court has ruled that Internet-streaming service My Box cannot be represented as legal, and that using My Box (and other units like it) to show SKY movies, TV and sports programmes breaches copyright.
Sophie Moloney, SKY’s General Counsel, welcomed the ruling. “This decision, along with the recent ruling against Fibre TV boxes in Christchurch, sends a very clear message to New Zealanders that these services are not all they are cracked up to be. Essentially these boxes have been marketed and sold as legal options for accessing sports and entertainment for a one-off fee, when all they do is find and broadcast pirate streams.”
Source: NZ: My Box ‘not legal’