(1) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person distributes (including by exporting from Australia) an unauthorised decoder with the intention of:
(i) trading; or
(ii) obtaining a commercial advantage or profit; or
(iii) engaging in any other activity that will prejudicially affect a channel provider or anyone with an interest in the copyright in either an encoded broadcast or the content of an encoded broadcast; and
(b) the unauthorised decoder will be used to enable a person to gain access to an encoded broadcast without the authorisation of the broadcaster.
(2) An offence against subsection (1) is punishable on conviction by a fine of not more than 550 penalty units or imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or both.
Note: A corporation may be fined up to 5 times the amount of the maximum fine (see subsection 4B(3) of the Crimes Act 1914 ).