ACE CONTINUES TO SUCCESSFULLY CHALLENGE ONLINE PIRACY WITH DRAGON BOX SETTLEMENT
Court Action Will Curb The Availability and Use of Illegal Piracy Device and Applications
January 28, 2018
Los Angeles — Building on the momentum of successful actions curtailing piracy device sellers and illegal streaming applications, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (“ACE”) reached a settlement with the operators of 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.
The following is a statement by Richard VanOrnum, a spokesperson for ACE:
“Today’s legal victory is another significant and positive step in reducing online piracy and supporting creators around the world. 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 of 2018, was the second civil case brought by ACE.
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (“ACE”) is a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market and reducing online piracy. The worldwide members of ACE are Amazon, AMC Networks, BBC Worldwide, Bell Canada and Bell Media, Canal+ Group, CBS Corporation, Constantin Film, Foxtel, Grupo Globo, HBO, Hulu, Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Millennium Media, NBC Universal, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, SF Studios, Sky, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Star India, Studio Babelsberg, STX Entertainment, Telemundo, Televisa, Twentieth Century Fox, Univision Communications Inc., Village Roadshow, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.