Aug 30, 2019

Eight men facing charges over illegal streaming sites

Eight men who allegedly ran pirate streaming services that claimed to offer more content than Netflix have been indicted in the US. Jetflicks and iStreamItAll claimed to be used by thousands of subscribers and allegedly lost copyright owners "Millions of dollars". Many of the films had yet to be made available for home viewing. "The two services allegedly offered more television programmes and movies than legitimate streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and Amazon Prime Video," the Department of Justice said in a statement. "They used sophisticated computer code to scour global pirate sites for new illegal content to download, process and store the shows, and then make those episodes available on servers in the United States and Canada to subscribers for streaming and/or downloading," the statement said. The DOJ added that some of the movies offered by iStreamItAll "Were not yet available for authorised sale, download, or viewing outside a movie theatre".

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