Saudi Arabia confiscates illegal broadcast devices, protecting sports’ rights

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Saudi Arabia’s authorities continued their campaign to eliminate pirated broadcast devices airing football leagues’ games and international sports’ championships.

The government campaign, led by the Ministry of Trade and Investment, resulted in the confiscation of more than 3,780 pirated devices, which are sold in a number of markets.

The government campaign which was launched weeks before the start of Russia 2018 World Cup comes from the keenness of the Saudi government to implement all regulations related to the protection of intellectual property and media broadcasting rights and criminalizing those who infringe these laws.

The campaign also comes from the Kingdom’s commitment to combat all forms of piracy.

Saudi Arabia has launched these campaigns more than 40 days before the start of the World Cup in Russia, while still carrying out intensive surveillance and inspections through its competent agencies to control any irregularities in outlets which might be selling pirated transmission devices.

It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia is one of the few countries that declared war on pirated devices in the Middle East markets.

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