US Passes Spending Bill With CASE Act and Felony Streaming Proposal

US Congress passed the spending bill a few hours ago. The legislation package includes the CASE Act, which establishes a tribunal for small copyright claims. A proposal to criminalize streaming piracy services also passed as part of the omnibus bill. Earlier today Congress approved the 5,593-page spending bill. In addition to the necessary ... Read More »

22nd Dec 2020
Pirate IPTV Provider Must Pay DISH $15.8m in Damages

  Back in January, US broadcaster DISH Network filed a sealed complaint targeting the Florida-based owner of a pirate IPTV service operating under several brand names. After almost a year, the case has now been concluded. In addition to complying with a permanent injunction, defendant Robert Reich has agreed to pay DISH more than ... Read More »

13th Dec 2020
New U.S. Streaming Piracy Bill Focuses on Commercial Services

Senator Thom Tillis has announced a new bill that will criminalize streaming piracy. Unlike similar legislation that was proposed in the past, the new ‘‘Protecting Lawful Streaming Act of 2020’’ specifically focuses on commercial pirate platforms. While this is less broad than the SOPA and PIPA plans, critique remains, especially because ... Read More »

11th Dec 2020
Controversial Copyright Legislation May Show Up in ‘Must Pass’ US Spending Bill

Several controversial copyright bills are reportedly being added to the US 'must-pass' spending bill. This includes the CASE Act and a proposal to make streaming piracy a felony. Tech companies and civil rights groups are calling on lawmakers to reject these plans. Next week, US lawmakers are expected to present the spending bill that keeps ... Read More »

9th Dec 2020
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