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coskel
Level 7

channels streaming tv content they dont own?

There are a couple of channels i see that are re-streaming US television content that I'm sure they don't own.
(very high profile programming, also its obviously a direct feed from a cable television channel)

Is there somewhere to report this type of thing?
Channel: Go Live Sports Cast
"All I've had today is, like, six gummy bears and some scotch."
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destruk
Level 10

Re: channels streaming tv content they dont own?

The FBI would refer you to http://www.ic3.gov/
You could also contact the channel developer or Roku.
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: channels streaming tv content they dont own?

Hi,

Please send an email to jbraverman [at] roku [dot] com listing any those you think are streaming content they don't have the rights to stream.

- Joel
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coskel
Level 7

Re: channels streaming tv content they dont own?

@destruk - I've used that before to report people using my content that I have a federal copyright to, and 5 years later, still no response.
TL;DR - I have little faith in the IC3.

@RokuJoel - thank for the quick response and also for the email about my other questions. Many Thanks.
Channel: Go Live Sports Cast
"All I've had today is, like, six gummy bears and some scotch."
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destruk
Level 10

Re: channels streaming tv content they dont own?

They don't reply to every email but at least it's reported for them to generate a case.
Most of the cases that are prosecuted are publicized on the fbi website after the case is finished (which could take years). Their feeling is if you are not the criminal then you don't need constant updates on what is going on.
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: channels streaming tv content they dont own?

@coskel:

is this content You own the rights to? For that, follow the DMCA process - you file a DMCA takedown notice with us against the channel you believe is infringing your content.

- Joel
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coskel
Level 7

Re: channels streaming tv content they dont own?

Thanks destruk.

No Joel, we don't own it - I just noticed another channel using content they don't own. I'll send you an email about it.

Thanks for this reply and the other one.
Channel: Go Live Sports Cast
"All I've had today is, like, six gummy bears and some scotch."
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skeptic
Level 7

Re: channels streaming tv content they dont own?

"You can't stop the signal."

Seriously, you might be able to get questionable channels removed from Roku but there is just no way to stop movie or TV show piracy. There are even some apps/services that I don't understand how they can be legal, but at least for now are not considered illegal. Justin.tv may be the one the OP is referring to, as there is a fair number of DMCA violations there. Problem is, it's just like youtube in the fact that they don't provide any video and as long as they comply with the DMCA and remove channels when notified of a violation they are not breaking any laws.
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