Movie Studios Sue Ad Companies for Pirate Sites

Movie Studios Sue Ad Companies for Pirate Sites

posted Sunday Aug 29, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Movie Studios Sue Ad Companies for Pirate Sites

Movie studios are sick of websites that offer pirated material and have decided to open a new lawsuit targeting an ad company that provides their services to these sites. Warner Bros and Disney have joined forces to sue Triton Media, saying the company is responsible for contributory and induced copyright infringement because Triton helps keep these sites alive by supporting them with ad and referral income.

Warner and Disney are going after Triton for supporting nine websites they claim to be "one-stop-shop" sites for illegal copies of the studios' work. Some of the sites include free-tv-video-online.info, watch-movies-links.net and thepiratecity.org - basically, no-name sites. Essentially, the lawsuit claims that both parties have profited from the distribution of the pirated works and Triton made it possible by offering "material assistance" to the sites.

To see if anything may come out of this lawsuit, check after the break.

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