Dragon Box success for ACE
January 29, 2019
By Colin Mann
Building on the momentum of successful actions curtailing piracy device sellers and illegal streaming applications, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) – a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market and reducing online piracy – has reached a settlement with the operators of streaming media device Dragon Box.
On behalf of its members, ACE brought legal action against the Defendants for designing, marketing, and selling a computer hardware device and service (Dragon Box) that enabled mass theft and illegal distribution of copyrighted films and television shows.
“Today’s legal victory is another significant and positive step in reducing online piracy and supporting creators around the world,” declared Richard VanOrnum, a spokesperson for ACE. “ACE is pleased the agreement will ensure the immediate shutdown of the illegal Dragon Box system. The theft of creative content is a pervasive threat to the dynamic legal marketplace for movie and television content, and ACE will continue its global efforts to advance creativity.”
The litigation, filed in January 2018, was the second civil case brought by ACE.