- IBCAP members are becoming increasingly active in protecting their copyrights and are filing lawsuits against unauthorized IPTV services and retailers selling those services
- Since 2014, IBCAP members have obtained judgments or settlements against IPTV box manufacturers, providers, and retailers in excess of $100 Million
- Unauthorized IPTV providers and their retailers and internet providers have been ordered to cease promoting, selling, distributing, or supporting IPTV services found to infringe copyrights
- ISP’s, CDN’s, and domain name providers have complied with court orders and unauthorized IPTV services have been disrupted or shut down entirely
Retailers who continue selling IPTV boxes that provide unauthorized content may be found in contempt of court
- Retailers who sell IPTV boxes that provide unauthorized content are being held liable for significant damages
On March 17, 2017, a federal court in Texas ordered Lool Tech Co., Limited and Shenzhen Bilinren Technology Co., LTD., d/b/a Shenzhen Lool Tech Co., Ltd., providers and retailers of the Lool (Arabic) IPTV box, to pay $1,050,000 and cease distributing, providing, and promoting the Lool box for as long as they are violating the plaintiff’s copyrights aired on channels including MBC and Al Jazeera. The court order is being enforced against the Lool defendants and retailers who continue to sell Lool IPTV boxes. In addition, DISH has seized the loolbox.com and loolbox.net domain names that the defendants previously used to promote and sell Lool IPTV boxes.