The Ukrainian IPTV/OTT set-top box and software manufacturer Infomir has claimed a legal victory in the US in its fight with Russian TV broadcasters.
In a statement, it says that for three years the broadcasters have been unsuccessfully accusing it of piracy in the US. As reported by Bloomberg Law, the New York District Court has now sided with the company.
According to Infomir, the dispute involves a group of Russian broadcasters, among which are Channel One Russia, CTC, New Channel, and TV Rain.
The main evidence is the affidavit of Christopher Vidulich, the applicant’s associate lawyer. He discovered a source of unauthorized IPTV stream with the content of Channel One Russia, which allegedly had a domain address associated with Infomir. Three years later, experts from both parties concluded that Vidulich was mistaken and that the Infomir domain was not the source of the video.
Commenting on the verdict, Infomir says the court took into account the new evidence and on September 26, 2019 ordered Channel One Russia Worldwide to reimburse Infomir for litigation costs. The case examiner was Barbara Moses, a federal magistrate judge for the Southern District of New York.