Home Page News Briefs People Media Telecom Archives About Us
Advertising Subscribe Reuse & Permissions
The Hill Times Parliament Now The Lobby Monitor HTCareers


Allarco ordered to pay retailers’ court fees after dropping piracy lawsuit

| 05/15/2020 5:49 pm EDT

After dropping its lawsuit in Federal Court against four retailers whose employees it accused of recommending pirating content from media boxes sold in stores -- and subsequently launching a similar proceeding in the Alberta courts -- Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc.’s Super Channel must now pay the legal costs of the retailers it sued.  The costs, a Federal Court judge has declared, are a "sanction" for having wasted the court's time.  According to a decision issued on Wednesday, May...

Super Channel takes piracy fight to Alberta court

Media | 03/03/2020 11:50 am EST

Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc.’s Super Channel has dropped its Federal Court lawsuit against four major retailers, whose employees allegedly recommended pirating content from media boxes sold in the store, only to launch similar action seeking $50 million in damages in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. Super Channel’s new litigation lists 100 “John Doe” suppliers as defendants, as well as the four retail stores -- Best Buy Canada Ltd., Staples Canada ULC, Canada Computers Inc., and London Drugs Ltd. -- and 1000 “John Doe” customers listed in its now dismissed Federal...