Latest Mass Copyright Infringement Suit Involves Paris Hilton's Sex Tape

from the who-owns-the-copyright-now? dept

In the past year or so, it seems that the porn industry has really jumped on board the train of supporting the mass "pay up or we'll sue" copyright infringement shakedown efforts. While some folks have been paying up to avoid a lawsuit, the actual court cases haven't been particularly successful so far. However, it's interesting to see that the latest "film" being used in one of these programs is the famed Paris Hilton sex tape, "One Night in Paris," that came out in 2003 and is a big part of what catapulted Hilton to her current level of fame. Of course, when it came out there were a few legal fights over who actually owned the rights to the film. Those legal fights have been settled for now, with both of the "participants" in the video apparently earning a cut of any revenue. Of course, given how much the free distribution of this video helped increase Ms. Hilton's value and bank account, it's a little silly to see folks now suing over it. I imagine that, like the other similar cases, those bringing the lawsuit will find that it's not that easy to succeed in court. But I'm sure plenty of people will still just pay up, rather than risk having to go to court to explain their porn downloading habits.
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