Last year a long list of studios including Netflix and Amazon sued the IPTV service Set TV Now. The lawsuit claims Set TV committed “mass infringement” of the content owned by the studios. The suit was filed 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.”
Last year DISH won a $90 million dollar judgment against Set TV NOW’s owners and ownership of the domain. That did not stop the lawsuit brought on by ACE representing companies like Amazon, Netflix, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros.
Recently the lawsuit moved into the discovery phase but the owner of Set TV Now Jason Labossiere and its employee Nelson Johnson have both failed to respond to the deposition. Now the lawyer for Set TV Now has received permission from the court to withdraw from the case after non-payment form Set TV Now.
Now ACE is asking for an entry of default against Set TV Now/ This will likely lead to ACE also asking for a motion for default judgment if Set TV Now’s owners do not start responding to the court case against them.
For now, we will have to wait and see what the judge rules on ACE’s request.
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