Movie Studios, Amazon, Netflix Win $25 Million in Copyright Row With TickBox

Munger, Tolles & Olson represented members of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (the six member studios of the MPAA, along with Amazon and Netflix) in obtaining a stipulated judgment and permanent injunction against TickBox, which plaintiffs sued for inducing infringement of their movies and television shows.

The judgment, entered on Sept. 12, 2018, awards the studios $25 million in damages and requires that TickBox remove or disable access to software that infringes on copyrighted material from the studios.

The plaintiffs sued TickBox for inducing infringement through the sale and promotion of devices that were designed and marketed to enable users to access and stream pirated content to a computer or television. The plaintiffs claimed that TickBox was liable for intentionally inducing copyright infringement.

The Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney team included Kelly M. Klaus, Michael B. DeSanctis and Elizabeth A. Kim.