TVAddons Denies Copyright Infringement Claims in Court
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TVAddons Denies Copyright Infringement Claims in Court

Kodi addon library TVAddons was dragged to court last year by Dish Networks over alleged copyright infringement. However, in a new filing TVAddons’ operator Adan Lackman denies these allegations. In addition, the defense states that the broadcast provider can’t claim statutory damages without copyright registrations. Last year, American satellite and broadcast provider Dish Network targeted two well-known players in the third-party Kodi add-on ecosystem. In a complaint filed in a federal court in Texas, add-on ZemTV and the TVAddons library were accused of copyright infringement . As a result, both are facing up to $150,000 in damages for each offense. The owner and operator of TVAddons, Adam Lackman, and ZemTV developer, Shahjahan Durrani, previously asked the court to dismiss the case, because neither reside in the United States. The request was recently denied and the case continues. This means that the defendants must respond to the allegations at the Texas District Court. Yesterday, TVAddons’ lawyer Jason Sweet submitted the answers of defendant Adam Lackman, who denies many of the claims put forward by Dish. TVAddons’ operator denies that he had the “ability to supervise and control” the alleged infringing activity of ZemTV, as Dish stated, and also refutes the […]

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