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.