The popular Latin American OTT Cuevana faces new judicial measures against it. HBO has recently widened the lawsuit it started against the site last November. In turn, the Argentine justice asked local servers to offer information about the person who acquired the domain- a request taken up by a group of entertainment multinational companies.
La Nación newspaper has informed that HBO has widened the lawsuit that was originally targeted to Tomás Escobar,creator of Cuevana, and included some additional nine people, on the grounds of being Escobar’s alleged cooperators. The company has informed that “HBO will keep its legal actions in the whole region until dismantling the international cooperator network Cuevana.tv and any other organization devoted to making profit out of the violation of copyright”.
In turn, according to what Infobae has disclosed, the Argentine justice requested the company Dattatec different information of the portal as a result of a request filed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Disney Entreprises, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Columbia Pictures Industries, Universal City Studios Productions and Warner Bros Entertaiment.
Especially, the request made by Dattatec holder Guillermo Tornatore is aimed at becoming aware of who registered the company domain, how it was paid for, who is the holder of terms of payment, hiring date and personal information about the physical person in charge of the operation, among other issues.
The recent lawsuits are not the first claims against the OTT. At the end of last year, the Argentine justice instructed ISPs to block three series of Tuner in Cuevana-BRIC, 26 People to Save the World and Falling Skies- upon the company’s request. The Argentine Video-editors Union has also filed a claim.