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Set TV “no longer available” after high-profile piracy battle

The high-profile Set TV piracy saga appears to be drawing to a close.

ACE − which Hollywood studios including Netflix and Amazon are members of − sued Florida-based Set Broadcast earlier this year, accusing it of running Set TV, an IPTV service that promises subscribers more than 500 TV channels for $20 month, as well as thousands of on-demand entertainment options.

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The plaintiffs see Set TV as a piracy tool, and they say that much of the content available through the service infringes on their copyright.

“Defendants promote the use of Setvnow for overwhelmingly, if not exclusively, infringing purposes, and that is how their customers use Setvnow,” ACE said when it filed its lawsuit against Set Broadcast.

The Set TV website went offline earlier this month and now, as reported by TorrentFreak, the service appears to have shut down for good.

“Setvnow is no longer available. It is no longer marketed and subscriptions are no longer sold,” lawyers for Set Broadcast stated in a filing with a California District court this week.

However, despite admitting to selling Set TV subscriptions, not paying any money to ACE, and using third-party sources for on-demand content, Set Broadcast claims it was “not aware and had no reason to believe that [its] acts constituted an infringement of copyright”.

Maybe the case isn’t quite done and dusted, in that case.

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