Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cable Companies Win Injunction against TV Box Sellers over Alleged Copyright Infringement

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cable Companies Win Injunction against TV Box Sellers over Alleged Copyright Infringement

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Cable companies win injunction against TV box sellers

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TORONTO - A Federal Court judge has ruled that several companies must temporarily stop selling TV boxes that allow consumers to access content via streaming sites as they face a court battle over alleged copyright infringement.

Bell, Rogers, Videotron and Groupe TVA Inc. allege these companies' TV boxes come with pre-loaded software that allows consumers to view copyrighted programming from illegal streaming sites, according to the court order.

MTLFreeTV, one of the defendants, argued the boxes are similar to a tablet or computer, and the company does not develop, produce, service or maintain the software that comes with the boxes.

Justice Danièle Tremblay-Lamer noted that pre-loaded boxes can have legal uses, as well as ones that skirt around the fringes of copyright law. …

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