Last September Dish Network filed a lawsuit targeting the owners of TVAddons and the third-party Kodi add-on ZemTV for copyright infringement. Today it was announced that Dish and TVAddons have settled the lawsuit and as part of the deal, TVAddons agrees to an expedited DMCA takedown process.
This ends the lawsuit against TVAddons but the lawsuit vs ZemTV future is unknown at this time. “I don’t have enough resources to fight this case completely with four kids that I am raising and anything more I do will seem to be submitting to the US Courts which I am not going to do unless I have enough money to fight the case,” the developer of ZemTV wrote in an email to TorrentFreak.
Here is the statement that was jointly posted by Dish, Sling TV, and TVAddons:
As a result of the settlement of a lawsuit, we have agreed with DISH Network to remove and cease providing assistance for all add-ons that retransmit any of the following channels: Aaj Tak, Aastha Bhajan, Aastha TV, ARY Digital, ARY News, B4U Movies, B4U Music, Dunya TV, Express Entertainment, Express News, Geo News, Geo TV, Hum Masala, Hum Sitaray, Hum TV, India Today (Headlines Today), Movies OK, Sahara One, Sahara Samay, Times Now, and Zoom.
Furthermore, an expedited DMCA process has been enacted that will ensure a swift response to any future claims made by DISH Network. Please note that this settlement did not involve the exchange of any data or user information whatsoever. If you are interested in receiving any of these channels, you may contact DISH at www.dish.com or Sling at www.sling.com.
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