Pay-television provider accuses multiple companies of copyright infringement
HOUSTON — A pay-television provider is suing Lool Tech Co., Limited and Shenzhen Bilinren Technology Co., Ltd., d/b/a Shenzhen Lool Tech Co., Ltd., multiple companies, citing alleged copyright infringement.
DISH Network LLC filed a complaint on June 20, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division against the defendants alleging that they violated the U.S. Copyright Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it has suffered and will continue to suffer substantial and irreparable injury, including damage to its reputation and goodwill and lost sales until and unless defendants are enjoined by the law. The plaintiff holds Lool Tech Co., Limited and Shenzhen Bilinren Technology Co., Ltd., d/b/a Shenzhen Lool Tech Co., Ltd. responsible because the defendants allegedly captured broadcasts of television channels exclusively licensed to DISH and are unlawfully retransmitting those channels over the Internet to defendants’ Loolbox customers throughout the United States, supplied and offered to supply Loolbox set-top boxes and refused to take any action to stop the infringement of plaintiff's exclusive rights in the programs.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks permanent injunctive relief restraining and enjoining defendants from distributing or publicly performing the programs that air on the protected channels, compensation for maximum statutory damages in the amount of $150,000 per work infringed, attorneys’ fees and costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and for such additional relief as the court deems just and equitable. It is represented by Joseph H. Boyle and Stephen M. Ferguson of Hagan Noll & Boyle LLC in Houston.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division Case number 4:16-cv-01771