In exchange for dropping its lawsuit against DataCamp, a content delivery network, DISH received a $3 million settlement.

As a result of the settlement, DataCamp must now follow more stringent notice-and-takedown procedures or risk fines.

The world’s governments, law enforcement, and businesses continue to face significant challenges from illegal IPTV services and content pirates.

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The majority of consumers can no longer afford to watch all they might want to thanks to the abundance of streaming services available nowadays. As a result, viewers look for illicit streaming. Furthermore, it is very hard to completely eradicate the vast illicit IPTV market because to the ever changing nature of technology.

In a statement, Chris Kuelling, executive director of IBCAP, of which DISH is a member, said, “This lawsuit and the settlement agreement that followed against Datacamp sends a direct message to yet another category of infringers — companies that support pirate services, such as CDNs and hosting companies — that their willingness to deliver infringing content over their networks will not be tolerated.”

When DISH first filed a complaint, it claimed that DataCamp had neglected to delete 11 of its “repeat infringer” clients, who it had designated as providers of illicit IPTV services. The cable TV company said that it had sent DataCamp more than 400 DMCA takedown requests.

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DISH sued DataCamp for copyright infringement in February 2022 and is requesting $32.5 million in damages.

During the settlement talks, DataCamp retaliated, claiming that DISH was focusing on smaller businesses in order to avoid more expensive and uncertain cases with more potential outcomes. In July, the CDN company’s request to have the lawsuit dismissed was turned down.

“The court denied DataCamp’s motion, concluding that DataCamp had knowledge of specific instances of its services being used in violation, rejected DataCamp’s claim that it was powerless to prevent the infringement, and determined that DataCamp directly benefited financially from the infringement,” IBCAP said in a statement.

DISH’s complaints, according to DataCamp, are untrue.

“We vigorously contested every claim made throughout the legal process, and we even filed counterclaims against DISH Network for their noncompliance with the DMCA procedure. We think that settling is in the best interests of our clients and company, notwithstanding how tough this decision was. As stated in a statement that Torrent Freak previously obtained, “We maintain our unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards and DMCA compliance,” said DataCamp.