Filmmakers Sue VPN for Promoting Piracy & Advertising on YTS
A group of film companies is suing VPN provider VeePN at a federal court in Virginia. The VPN service is accused of various forms of copyright infringement. Among other things, they argue that VeePN ‘promotes’ the use of pirate sites and Popcorn Time, while its services were advertised on the popular torrent site YTS.mx.
Over the past year, a group of independent movie companies filed a series of lawsuits against VPN providers.
The makers of films such as “I Feel Pretty” and “Dallas Buyers Club” accuse these services of turning a blind eye to piracy or actively promoting it.
Several of these lawsuits have ended in settlements, where some VPNs services agreed to block notorious pirate sites or BitTorrent traffic on US-based servers. Needless to say, these cases can have a severe impact on the companies involved.
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