A few months ago Dish kicked off their legal fight against piracy streaming services by suing the Kodi-add-on ZemTV and TVAddons.org. Now according to TorrentFreak Dish Network has filed two new lawsuits against pirate IPTV providers.
The first lawsuit was recently filed in Maryland against Furniture Inc. and Mohammad Yusif for their Spider-TV service. Dish says the defendants are selling devices for $199 that include 13 months of service. The lawsuit claims that the defendants are “capturing broadcasts of television channels exclusively licensed to DISH and are unlawfully retransmitting these channels over the Internet to their customers throughout the United States, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.”
“Defendants capture live broadcast signals of the Protected Channels, transcode these signals into a format useful for streaming over the Internet, transfer the transcoded content to one or more servers provided, controlled, and maintained by Defendants, and then transmit the Protected Channels to users of the Service through OTT delivery, including users in the United States,” Dish stated in their lawsuit.
“DISH and Networks sent at least thirty-three additional notices requesting the
removal of infringing content to Internet service providers associated with the Service from February 16, 2017 to the filing of this Complaint. Upon information and belief, at least some of these notices were forwarded to Defendants,” the lawsuit reads.
The second lawsuit was filled in Texas and targest Mo’ Ayad Al Zayed Trading Est., and Mo’ Ayad Fawzi Al Zayed who do business under the name of Tiger International Company and Shenzhen Tiger Star.
Dish claims these Tiger Star boxes cost $179 and include one year of services. This time though the Tiger Star owners are not in the United States yet since Tiger Star is said to be targeting customers in Texas Dish states that the Texas court has jurisdiction.
Dish in the lawsuit is asking for damages, costs, and a permanent injunction.
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