Triller filed a gigantic lawsuit in California and through the lawsuit, it’s going after illegal streamers and broadcasters in a big way. Triller confirmed to MMA Fighting through an email on Monday.
In their confirmation, the company confirmed that through the lawsuit, it will be focusing on 11 big illegal streaming websites which aired the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren event.
In a statement to MMA Fighting, a spokesperson from Triller expressed dismay and shock over how openly it is possible to steal content and profit off it. The statement reads:
It’s shocking to think a theft so grand can be done so blatantly and brazenly and steal with no remorse. There is zero difference between what they did and walking into a market stealing tons of a product and selling it at a discount in the parking lot. It’s neither civilly nor criminally any different and we are prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law. There were far over 2 million illegal streams, akin to hundreds of millions of dollars. Sites, mostly using Google’s YouTube such as FILMDAILY.COM, ACCESSTVPRO.CO, enONLINE2LIVESTREAM.US, CRACKSTREAMSLIVE.COM, ; SPORTS-TODAY.CLUB, MY-SPORTS.CLUB, BILASPORT.COM, TRENDY CLIPS, MIKE, YOUR EXTRA, ECLIPT GAMING, ITSLILBRANDON, and others are causing significant damage not just to Fight Club but content creators overall.
The 11 platforms named in the statement along with 100 unnamed individuals are the target of the lawsuits and the lawsuit states that their actions with regards to illegal streaming has costed Triller $100 million in damages. The statement continues to read:
People put a lot of hard work time and money into creating a product for the consumer and having it stolen and resold is terribly damaging. The good news is they are not protected by VPN masking or other firewalls as their activities are criminal and grand theft so we will ultimately find them and prevail not just for us but for content creators in general. We intend on working closely with the authorities as well to stop this highly illegal behavior.
The event where Jake Paul knocked Askren out in the first round generated huge pay-per-view sales for the social media company. With Paul vs Askren being their second event ever, their sales topped more than 1 million.[Via]