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Bell, Rogers and TV creators triumph over pirates

News | 08/03/2022 5:25 pm EDT
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A consortium of broadcasters and rights-holders have won an opening salvo of a fight against a television pirate in the Federal Court. BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. were joined in the court action by Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., Disney Enterprises Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp., Universal City Studios LLC, Universal City Studios Productions LLLP and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. The defendants were Marshall Macciacchera, his father Antonio Macciacchera, both doing business as Smoothstreams.TV (SSTV), Arm Hosting Inc., Star Hosting Ltd. of Hong Kong, Roma Works Ltd. of Hong Kong, and Roma Works SA of Panama.

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