Oh not good news for formuler

hedges2016

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On January 16th, the District Court in Bremen, Germany (Landgericht Bremen) granted preliminary injunctions against two distributors selling Formuler set-top boxes in Germany. The contested Formuler devices, among other things, emulated the MAC addresses of Infomir’s MAG set-top boxes. The Court prohibited the distributors from selling Formuler and other devices that emulated Infomir’s MAG set-top boxes.

Such emulation allowed Formuler set-top boxes to exploit Infomir’s renowned Stalker Middleware and Ministra TV platform. These infringing devices also posed a risk to normal operation of MAG set-top boxes connected to the same network.

‘The Bremen District Court ruling confirms the importance of the respect for intellectual property and fair dealing in business. We welcome the willingness of the Courts to deal with such subtle technological disputes that arise in the European Union’, said Viktor Artiushchenko, Infomir Commercial Director.

Infomir vows it is not going to stop there. The Company says it is going to avail of all remedies available to secure stable and reliable operation of its products and protect its rights from such infringements.
 

Willo3092

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Not good for IPTV in general if Infomir are blocking Mags from illegal IPTV streaming and now preventing others as well :grimacing:
 

steptoe

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It almost looks as though informir is going down the route of becoming an official streaming partner,,,,,,
 

grog68

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wasn't there rumours a few months ago saying informir had been ordered to stop allowing illegal IPTV, although the rumours where apparently started by iptv providers, if that is true then is this 'if we can't do it then nor can you' scenario?
 

bees

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Do Formula boxes come pre loaded with an emulator ? Sounds like they do and that's
why there is an intulectual property order.

Hard to see how they can stop it if the box manufacturer just supplies boxes and a third party
writes the apps which are loaded by the customer.

Same as E2 boxes, they are just legal set top boxes until they are tweeked by the customer.

I would be supprised if this effects much.
 

hedges2016

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Don't think they can stop them selling boxes, but isn't the mag emulator there main selling point. So without it they won't sell too many boxes to stay in business.
 

grog68

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Don't think they can stop them selling boxes, but isn't the mag emulator there main selling point. So without it they won't sell too many boxes to stay in business.
if it's a plugin then it wouldn't effect sales, same as all enigma boxes, perfectly legal until someone installs extra software.
 
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