COURT ORDERS PIRACY DEVICE SELLER TICKBOX TO STOP FACILITATING ACCESS TO UNAUTHORIZED MOVIES AND TELEVISION SHOWS
February 14, 2018 – In a significant ruling, a Federal District Court in Los Angeles ordered piracy device seller TickBox to stop facilitating access to unauthorized creative content through its TickBox TV devices and software.
The updated preliminary injunction entered by Judge Michael Fitzgerald on February 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California orders TickBox to:
- Ensure its launcher software does not contain links to any “build,” “theme,” “app,” “add-on” or other software program that TickBox knows or has reason to know connects to pirated content.
- Update the TickBox launcher software to delete or disable any previously installed apps that link to pirated content.
- Remove all access points on the TickBox home screen that take users to menus to download software, apps, or add ons that link to pirated content.
The following is a statement by Zoe Thorogood, a spokesperson for ACE:
“The Alliance for Creativity is pleased the Court has issued an updated preliminary injunction that expressly prohibits TickBox from providing unauthorized access to movies and television shows on any of its devices – now or in the future. This ruling sets an important precedent and reduces the threat from piracy devices to the legal market for creative content and a vibrant creative economy that supports millions of workers around the world.”