PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia restaurant is alleged to have unlawfully intercepted a sports match and broadcasted it without authorization.
Premium Sports Inc. filed a complaint on Jan. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Damien Given, Chris Flanagan and Daniel R. Neducsin, individually and as members of 4417 Main License LLC, doing business as Sona Pub & Kitchen citing the Federal Communications Act and the U.S. Copyright Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff is the holder of the exclusive right to distribute the 2017 GAA Football: Mayo v. Dublin match to U.S. commercial establishments, which was aired Sept. 17, 2017, via closed circuit television.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly unlawfully intercepted, received and/or descrambled the signal and broadcast the event at Sona Pub & Kitchen.
The plaintiff seeks statutory penalties up to the maximum amount of $110,000, statutory penalties up to the maximum amount of $60,000, court costs, interest, statutory penalties in the amount maximum of $150,000, and any further relief this court grants. It is represented by Wayne D. Lonstein of Lonstein Law Office PC in Ellenville, New York.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-00099-MSG