Russia News | Rambler Group Slams Twitch a $2.9 Billion Lawsuit over Unlicensed Broadcasts of the English Premier League

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Russian internet company, Rambler Group has filed a lawsuit in that Moscow City Court against Amazon’s streaming service, Twitch over unlicensed broadcasts of the English Premier League.

The plaintiff claimed that it owns exclusive broadcasting rights in Russia for Premier League matches and gives out licenses to streaming platform in order to broadcasts of the English Premier League.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that 36,000 breaches of these rights occurred on Twitch between August and November.

The plaintiff reportedly said that Twitch unlicensed streams of Premier League games were available to view on the platform.

Twitch lawyer, Julianna Tabastaeva reportedly said that Twitch “only provides users with access to the platform and is unable to change the content posted by users, or track possible violations”.

“Twitch took all necessary measures to eliminate the violations, despite not receiving any official notification from Rambler,” Tabastaeva reportedly added.

The plaintiff slammed Twitch a $2.9 Billion Lawsuit for damages.

The case is pending.

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