Fake Sky Representative Abuses Copyright Claims Board to Target Pirate Streaming App
The US Copyright Claims board officially opened less than a month ago and there’s already a highly suspicious claim on the docket. The unknown “Copyrights Protection” outfit filed a case against pirate streaming app HA Sports Studio ‘on behalf’ of Sky. However, Sky informs TorrentFreak that it has absolutely nothing to do with it.
Last month, the US Copyright Claims Board went live. Through this Copyright Office-hosted venue, copyright holders can try to recoup alleged damages outside the federal court system.
The board aims to make it cheaper for creators to resolve disputes. There’s no attorney required and the filing fee is limited to $100 per claim. Accused parties also benefit as the potential damages are capped at $30,000. Those who prefer traditional lawsuits can choose to opt-out.
The benefits of the board are clear to many rightsholders. Opponents, however, feared that the system could be used by opportunistic rightsholders to extract ‘easy money’ from less law-savvy individuals.
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