A few weeks ago the Department of Justice announced a Grand Jury has indicted eight people for allegedly running a pirate streaming service. The indictments said they ran Jetflix and iStreamItAll and offered over 100,000 movies and TV episodes to customers. According to the DOJ they claimed to have more customers than Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and Amazon Prime.
At the time of the inditement, iStreamItAll’s website said they had plans starting at $19.99 a month that included access to 117,970 TV Episodes, 10900 Movies, & ‘”current seasons daily updates from all of your favorite TV series.” Until Recently, iStreamItAll’s website was still up and running but now the service has been shut down and according to a post online the domain has been seized.
Here is the statement posted online from someone claiming to be Darryl Polo the owner of iStreamItAll that was also emailed to some iStreamItAll subscribers:
The iStreamItAll.com domain has been seized by federal authorities, and they have summoned me to appear in court in a couple of weeks on the charges of copyright infringement and money laundering. If you have followed iStreamitalls story of the last few years, you will understand why we believe we have a good fight in this and hope to return after proven innocent in the court of law. They have lied to the grand jury to secure this indictment by claiming that we post movies still in theaters, and you our loyal customers know this is FALSE! This is a modern day digital blockbuster vs the big money in Hollywood. Unfortunatly legal fees are out of our control and could use any help you may be willing to provide. We have been quoted $500,000 for a lawyer, and we don’t have any kind of money of that sort, they have also made this more difficult for us to fight by putting the case in a court room where they are known to be favored and on the other side of the country. In the event we lose this case, I will provide refunds to anyone with remaining time, please be patient with us. I will do my best to answer any questions you may have if you want to personally email me at [Removed to prevent spam] and I will keep this page updated with updates as I learn more myself. Thank you guys for the support over the years and I love you all!.
According to the indictment, 8 people allegedly ran an entity called Jetflicks, an online subscription-based service headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, that permitted users to stream and, at times, download copyrighted television programs without the permission of the relevant copyright owners. One of them left and went on to create iStreamItAll also known as ISIA.
The charges against one of the defendants includes “two counts of criminal copyright infringement by reproduction or distribution, two counts of criminal copyright by public performance and four counts of money laundering,” and another with “with two counts of criminal copyright infringement by distributing a copyrighted work being prepared for commercial distribution, two counts of criminal copyright infringement by reproduction or distribution, two counts of criminal copyright infringement by public performance and four counts of money laundering.”
There is a GoFundMe account claiming to be for Mr. Darryl Polo that is asking for $10,000. In the description for the GoFundMe it says “We need all the help we can to fight Hollywood, and the federal charges brought upon one of the owners Darryl Polo. Any help would be appreciated and will go towards our legal defense.”
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