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CBC News quotes Ariel Thomas in an article on Android box devices promising television with no monthly bills

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“Free TV for life? It's here, and it may even be legal” by Sophia Harris, CBC News CBC News quotes Ariel Thomas in an article on Android box devices sold online promising television with no monthly bills.

Copyright lawyer Ariel Thomas of the firm Fasken Martineau in Ottawa agrees. "Receiving a stream, in itself, isn't something targeted by the Copyright Act," she said.

She argues, however, that the loaded Android boxes could potentially run into trouble. That's because the law prohibits services that exist primarily for the purpose of "enabling copyright infringement."


But the Android boxes can also stream plenty of legal content, such as YouTube videos and Netflix shows.

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