Popular Podcast Pointed Out As Likely Costing Triller $50M In Damages By Pirating Paul vs. Askren Event
Last week, Triller Fight Club filed a lawsuit in response to the widespread piracy of its pay-per-view event headlined by Jake Paul and Ben Askren on 17th April.
The lawsuit, which was officially filed in the US District Court of Central California on 26th April, is seeking US$100 million in damages from groups TFC says illegally broadcast the fight card.
On Monday, Twitter user Keemstar pointed out popular podcast H3 as one of them who showed to have more than 1 million views on a pirated stream. The caption pointed out that the fight cost $50, so they would’ve cost Triller around $500 million in damages.
Not to mention, the guy in question admitted to it on camera:
H3 might have an out from this after Triller has decided to offer amnesty for one month for anyone who illegally streamed the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren event to avoid being added to ongoing litigation in California.
The social media company on Monday issued a press release announcing a website has been opened where individuals who illegally streamed the pay-per-view can pay the $49.99 price for the event.
In exchange, those individuals’ names will be removed from lawsuit, which seeks a $150,000 penalty from every person who pirated the card.
“VPN firewalls all have to comply and turn over the actual IP addresses of each person who stole the fight in discovery,” Matt St. Claire, Head of Piracy for Triller, said in a statement. “We will be able to identify each and every person, VPN or not, as each stream has a unique fingerprint embedded in the content.
“Triller will pursue the full $150,000 penalty per person per instance for anyone who doesn’t do the right thing and pay before the deadline.”