Experts split over whether Android box apps are banned

Issue follows court order to block more illegal streaming websites


Even though blocking a website means preventing access and cutting off links, there is no outright ban on the apps or the boxes, which are popular as they give Internet users access to content from all over the world.
Even though blocking a website means preventing access and cutting off links, there is no outright ban on the apps or the boxes, which are popular as they give Internet users access to content from all over the world.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

While some industry experts are hailing news of the recent High Court move to order more piracy websites to be blocked as a ban on certain streaming applications preloaded on Android boxes, others are not so sure.

They say blocking a website means preventing access and cutting off links. But there is no outright ban on the apps or the boxes, which are popular as they give Internet users access to content from all over the world.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 29, 2018, with the headline 'Experts split over whether Android box apps are banned'. Subscribe