Netflix, Amazon, Others Sue over TickBox Streaming Device

netflix
Image Source: Pixabay

Tickbox TV, the maker of a Kodi-powered streaming device has been sued by Netflix, Amazon, and several Hollywood studios for of inducing and contributing to copyright infringement.

Amazon, Netflix, and the studios argue that although the device does not host infringing content, users are informed where they can find it. According to the Complaint, Tickbox TV’s marketing encourages or points users to where they can find infringing content. Their marketing content states:

“If you’re sick of paying high monthly fees and expensive bills for your regular cable bill. Or if you’re tired of wasting money with online streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime…,” it says.”Get ready to cut the cord, because TickBox TV is exactly what you’re looking for!”

The plaintiff who are founding members of the ACE anti-piracy initiative, are demanding that Tickbox TV be blocked from selling its devices and requesting for a maximum of $150,000 per infringement for damages this infringement has caused.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
FILE A TRADEMARK
About Nathaniel Adebayo 50 Articles
Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.