DISH has been on a warpath recently going after IPTV services with several major wins including against Set TV NOW. DISH now has one more big win with a lawsuit over the IPTV service Easybox according to TorrentFreak.
DISH was asking for $10 million in damages and a permanent injunction against Easybox and anyone acting in concert with it. Now DISH has won a default judgment for $9.9 million against the owners of Easybox. 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 US. DISH may even be hoping to go after resellers inside the US like they did with Set TV resellers.
This victory allows DISH to go after any assets they can find from Easybox and also helps set a precedent they can use against other IPTV services. DISH and others have been hoping to make it difficult for operators of these IPTV services and to hopefully scare away anyone thinking of launching a service like this.
For now, we will have to wait to see what DISH does next, but we are likely still at the very start of this war on IPTV.
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