Back in August, DISH filed a lawsuit against Easybox IPTV for streaming content DISH owns exclusive US rights to. Easybox sells streaming players ranging in price from $199 to $369 that comes with 12 months of service.
Now Dish has won the rights to subpoena PayPal, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and more to hand over information to help identify the owners of the Easybox IPTV service. This comes from a filing found by TorrentFreak.
“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 Service Users through OTT delivery.” The complaint filed by Dish against Easybox reads.
DISH is asking for $10 million in damages and a permanent injunction against Easybox and anyone acting in concert with it. Even though Easybox may be sold from outside of the United States DISH seems to be hoping that they can stop the flow of boxes into the United States. DISH may even be hoping to go after resellers inside the United States like they did with Set TV resellers.
Now that Dish has successfully won the rights to force Google and others to hand over information on the owners of the EasyBox brand, they can now move forward with their lawsuit. With pressure growing on IPTV look for others to try and also use subpoenas to identify the owners and resellers of different IPTV services.
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