Zoe Thorogood, ACE Spokesperson, Released the Following Statement:

October 12, 2017 – Members of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) filed a lawsuit today against Tickbox, an Atlanta-based company that sells a piracy streaming device known as TickBox TV and promotes its use as a tool for the mass infringement of copyrighted motion pictures and television shows.  The following is a statement by Zoe Thorogood, ACE spokesperson:

“The film and television industry has made significant investments to provide audiences with access to creative content how, where, and when they want it. Devices like TickBox TV, which are distributed and promoted for the purpose of promoting mass internet piracy, take direct aim at the legal digital marketplace. TickBox is a notorious example of such a device, marketed and sold for profit and to facilitate ‘unlimited’ illegal access to infringing streams of movies and TV shows, without compensating content creators and owners.”

“ACE members initiated this legal action as part of a comprehensive global approach to protect the legal marketplace for creative content, reduce online piracy, and bolster a creative economy that supports millions of workers. This is the first in a series of actions ACE will take on behalf of its global membership to address the growth of illegal and unsafe piracy devices and apps.”