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Court dismisses appeal of set-top box sales ban

Media | 03/20/2017 8:33 pm EDT

MONTREAL — The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed Monday a challenge to an injunction on the sale of pre-loaded set-top boxes. “In our view, in light of the uncontradicted evidence, including the advertisement that these pre-loaded set-top boxes are a way to access free TV content and avoid cable bills, the Federal Court was entitled to draw the inferences that it did,” Justice Johanne Gauthier said in her decision. The appeal was launched in June 2016, following a court-ordered ban on the sale of set-top boxes loaded with applications that allow...

Set-top box retailer involved in software development, BDUs claim

Media | 07/22/2016 3:55 pm EDT

A trio of telecom companies are doubling down on their assertion that preloaded set-top box retailers are complicit in TV piracy, according to new court documents filed in their ongoing fight to permanently end the sale of the devices loaded with software they say allows users to access their content for free. In their July 15 reply to a statement of defence and counterclaim filed by one of the retailers, lawyers for BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron not...