ABS-CBN Wins Case, US Court Orders 27 Pirate Sites to Pay $1 Million Each
A court in Florida has ordered 27 pirate sites to pay $1 million each in damages. The judgment was ordered in favor of ABS-CBN. The sites are mostly smaller streaming portals that offer access to pinoy content in the US and abroad.
The lawsuit, filed last December, targets more than three dozen domain names, including dramaofw.ch, vidco.su, pinoyflixtv.com, pinoytvlovershd.com, and tambayand.com.
The domain names are streaming portals that specialize in pinoy content. “Defendants’ websites operating under the Subject Domain Names are classic examples of pirate operations, having no regard whatsoever for the rights of ABS-CBN and willfully infringing ABS-CBN’s intellectual property,” the company wrote in its original complaint.
A copy of the default judgment is available here (pdf). A list of all the affected domain names, with the associated defendant number, is available below.