I’ve got bad news for the penny-pinching pirates who were too cheap to drop coin on the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren pay-per-view (PPV) stream, which took place on April 17 inside Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Triller is coming for you.
The entertainment conglomerate today announced a $100 million lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Calif., targeting a total of 11 sites and 100 streamers, which together produced upwards of two million illegal streams.
“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,” Triller told MMA Fighting. “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”
Sites named in the lawsuit include FILMDAILY.COM, ACCESSTVPRO.CO, ONLINE2LIVESTREAM.US, CRACKSTREAMSLIVE.COM, SPORTS-TODAY.CLUB, MY-SPORTS.CLUB, BILASPORT.COM, TRENDY CLIPS, MIKE, YOUR EXTRA, ECLIPT GAMING, and ITSLILBRANDON, among others.
The Triller “Fight Club” main event featured social media star Jake Paul knocking out former UFC welterweight Ben Askren. Included in the “Peach State” extravaganza were musical guests Snoop Dogg and Justin Bieber, just to name a few.
The promotion is expected to return to the PPV market on June 5 in Miami.