Requesting hardware vendors to remove piracy applications from set-top boxes and smart-TV

Requesting hardware vendors to remove piracy applications from set-top boxes and smart-TV

When to apply?

After establishing and fixing the fact of infringement of intellectual property rights.

What types of violations are covered?

Illegal reproduction, distribution of copyright and/or related rights objects. Smart-TV Application

What can be achieved?

Blocking access to content directly in the application; removing this add-on from the online store / set-top box / smart-tv. Requesting compensation for violation of intellectual property rights if filing a claim in court.

What should be done?
  • Send a complaint to the support service of the application with the attachment of the relevant documents;
  • submit a complaint to the support store and the store with the application, having pre-recorded the violation: in a video of the illegal content being played;
  • file a suit.

Set-top box

What can be achieved?
  • Video stream blocking through the hosting provider;
  • bringing to the attention of the hosting provider his responsibility for ensuring full control of the content being broadcast;
  • filing a claim to the court for compensation for a violation of rights; the defendants in this case will be: the store that establishes a pirated application to the set-top box, developers of the application, and persons who have received income from the implementation of this activity.
What should be done?
  • Submit a complaint to the hosting provider with evidence of the offense (photo or video);
  • file a suit.