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$5.7m fine for iStar pirate service

A federal court in Michigan entered a final judgment and permanent injunction against Atlas Electronics Inc. and its owner, Alaa Al-Emara, both based in Dearborn, Michigan, for $5,740,000 (€5.66m) in connection with selling pirate streaming services. As part of the judgment, the court’s order also permanently enjoins Atlas and Al-Emara from distributing, selling, providing, or […]

July 19, 2022By Colin Mann

UlaiTV hit with injunction

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed that the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered a Final Judgment for $600,000 in a case filed by IBCAP member DISH Network against Gaby Fraifer, the individual responsible for operating and selling an Arabic-language infringing streaming service marketed under the name […]

May 4, 2022By Colin Mann

IBCAP expands footprint to Polish channels

Trade body the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) is expanding into protecting Polish language content, including top international channels produced by Polish Public Television (PPT): TVP Info, TVP Polonia and TVP Wilno. The expansion also includes Republica Television and leading 4Fun channels: 4Fun TV, 4Fun Dance. As a result, the number of channels now […]

March 31, 2022By Colin Mann

Lawsuit filed against Datacamp

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed that a complaint has been filed in the Northern District of Illinois by member company DISH Network against Datacamp Limited, a UK-based company providing global content delivery network (CDN) services under the names CDN77 and Datapacket. The complaint asserts claims against Datacamp for contributory and vicarious […]

February 28, 2022By Colin Mann

BBC Studios joins IBCAP anti-piracy coalition

Anti-piracy organisation the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed  that BBC Studios, representing the BBC Group, will join as a member of IBCAP. As part of its membership, IBCAP will play an instrumental role in protecting the BBC’s channels against piracy in the US, including: BBC One; BBC Two; BBC Three; BBC Four; […]

February 2, 2022By Colin Mann

$31m piracy penalty for ChitramTV

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas has entered a Judgment and Injunction against ChitramTV, a popular South Asian pirate IPTV service. The Court found that ChitramTV wilfully infringed 207 registered copyrighted works and imposed the maximum statutory penalty of $150,000 (€132,567) per work, $31,050,000 in total. The Federal Court in […]

November 17, 2021By Colin Mann

Copyright suit against Desi TV/Live TV

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has announced another member lawsuit, this one filed in a federal court in New York against South Asian pirate video services branded as Desi TV and Live TV. Consistent with similar lawsuits coordinated by IBCAP, this case also includes claims against a seller of the illegal services – […]

October 15, 2021By Colin Mann

US Court levies $7m IPTV piracy judgement

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed that the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas entered a Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction against Universe IPTV and its individual owners. The Court found that the individual defendants – Mohamed Omar, Hossam Abd Elghany, and Moustafa Maatouk – owned and operated […]

October 7, 2021By Colin Mann

iStar IPTV service in anti-piracy suit

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP), a coalition of leading international broadcasters and distributors representing over 140 television channels, coordinated the filing of a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan targeting iStar Company (operator of the iStar IPTV service, one of the leading Arabic language pirate services […]

September 22, 2021By Colin Mann