Dish, Chinese Broadcasters Sue Streaming Service for Piracy

[Dish Network] filed suit Friday claiming copyright infringement by a group of Chinese companies that produces the set-top TV unit TVpad. The unit gives users access to hundreds of programs produced by China Central Television and Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited, some of which Dish distributes in the U.S. But they’re streaming illegally, claim Dish and the Chinese broadcasters. […] The broadcasters have sued the companies they say are behind the TVpad network, Create New Technology, Shenzhen GreatVision Network Technology and Hua Yang International Technology. The TVpad device operates by tapping into a peer-to-peer network — “like Napster, Grokster, and BitTorrent,” reads the complaint. – Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter
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