Lawsuit Settles with KODI Community

Dish & Sling TV Settles Their Lawsuit Against the Kodi Community

In July 2017 the news Broke out that third-party Kodi add-on ZemTV and the TVAddons library were being sued in a federal court in Texas.

In a complaint filed by American satellite and broadcast provider Dish Network, both stand accused of copyright infringement.

While the allegations are serious, at the time Dish did not know the full identities of the defendants, in order to find out more, the company requested a broad range of subpoenas from the court, targeting Amazon, Github, Google, Twitter, Facebook, PayPal, and several hosting providers.

After exactly a one year and in 27th August 2018, the lawsuit that Dish Network brought against TVAddons with regards to the ZemTV addon for Kodi has officially been settled and is now over.

The terms of the agreement remain undisclosed, but TVAddons said that no data nor user information was exchanged, but TVAddons agreed to an expedited DMCA process to resolve potential issues in the future.

This ends the lawsuit against TVAddons but the lawsuit vs ZemTV future is unknown at this time. The developer of ZemTV said

“I don’t have enough resources to fight this case completely with four kids that I am raising and anything more I do will seem to be submitting to the US Courts which I am not going to do unless I have enough money to fight the case”

As a result of the settlement of a lawsuit, TVAddons have agreed with Dish Network to remove and cease providing assistance for all add-ons that retransmit any of the following channels: Aaj Tak, Aastha Bhajan, Aastha TV, ARY Digital, ARY News, B4U Movies, B4U Music, Dunya TV, Express Entertainment, Express News, Geo News, Geo TV, Hum Masala, Hum Sitaray, Hum TV, India Today (Headlines Today), Movies OK, Sahara One, Sahara Samay, Times Now, and Zoom.

Furthermore, an expedited DMCA process has been enacted that will ensure a swift response to any future claims made by Dish Network.

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