This week a long list of studios including Netflix and Amazon sued a Set TV. The lawsuit claims Set TV committed “mass infringement” of the content owned by the studios. The suit was filed on Friday in U.S. District Court in Central California, and the list of plaintiffs includes Amazon, Netflix, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros.
“For the customers who use Setvnow, the service provides hallmarks of using authorized streaming services — a user-friendly interface and reliable access to popular content — but with a notable exception: the customers only pay money to Defendants, not to Plaintiffs and other content creators upon whose copyrighted works Defendants’ business depends.”
Set TV offered 500 channels including premium networks and international channels for just $20 a month. They also really looked legitimate with many of our own readers asking if it was a legitimate service.
The studios are asking for an injunction to block Set TV from continuing operation and “$150,000 per work infringed by virtue of Defendants’ willful, knowing, and material contribution to infringement.”
You can read the full lawsuit HERE.
Source: Geek Wire
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