The people behind TVAddons and the ZemTV Kodi addon have asked a Texas District Court to dismiss the piracy lawsuit filed by Dish Networks against them. Both defendants are foreign nationals who say they have no connection to Texas. The case, therefore, violates their due process rights, the defense argues.
Dish Network has identified the people behind the TVAddons website and the ZemTV Kodi addon. The company submitted an amended complaint in a Texas District Court where the two stand accused of copyright infringement. TVAddons, however, maintains its innocence and sees the case as a threat to online innovation.
A District Court in Texas has granted a series of subpoenas to Dish Network, aimed at identifying the people behind the TVAddons website and the ZemTV Kodi addon. This allows Dish to request detailed information on associated accounts of the alleged copyright infringers at services including Amazon, Github, Google, Twitter, Facebook and PayPal.
TVAddons, the leading library for unofficial Kodi add-ons, has mysteriously disappeared. The site’s domain names have become unresponsive after the DNS entries were removed. It’s unclear why these drastic actions were taken, but since TVAddons was sued last week, some fear the worst.