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The Feds Indict 8 People Accused Of Running Two Major Pirate Video On Demand Services

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ALEXANDRIA, VA (CelebrityAccess) — A federal grand jury has indicted eight people who are alleged to have run two of the largest unauthorized streaming services in the United States.

According to the indictment, Kristopher Lee Dallmann, 36; Darryl Julius Polo, aka djppimp, 36; Douglas M. Courson, 59; Felipe Garcia, 37; Jared Edward Jaurequi, aka Jared Edwards, 38; Peter H. Huber, 61; Yoany Vaillant, aka Yoany Vaillant Fajardo, 38; and Luis Angel Villarino, 40, were alleged to have operated Jetflick, a subscription-based VOD service that allowed users to stream and download copyrighted material without permission from the owner of the IP.

One of the defendants, Polo, who the government alleges was a principal programmer for both services, was later alleged to have left Jetflick to launch a rival service iStreamItAll.

The Justice Department alleged that Jetflicks claimed to have more than 183,200 different television episodes while iStreamItAll (ISIA) at one point claimed to have 115,849 different television episodes and 10,511 individual movies.

Both services were available over the Internet and offered content to subscribers in the U.S. for a paid subscription. DOJ reported that ISIA advertised that it offered more content than Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Amazon Prime.

According to the indictment, Jetflicks allegedly obtained infringing television programs from pirate websites such as The Pirate Bay, RARBG and Torrentz which are dedicated to distributing illicit copyrighted content.

DOJ Senior Counsel Matthew A. Lamberti of the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander P. Berrang of the Eastern District of Virginia and are prosecuting the case.

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