Wrongfully Accused ‘Pirate’ Recoups $108k From ‘Copyright Troll’
A man who was wrongfully accused of pirating several adult films has finally recouped $108k in fees and costs from copyright holder Malibu Media. After the company failed to pay the full amount voluntarily, the defense had to hire a collection attorney to get the money indirectly through Malibu’s payment processors.
Adult entertainment outfit Malibu Media has often been characterized as a copyright-trolling operation.
The Los Angeles company, known for its popular “X-Art” brand, has gone after thousands of alleged file-sharers in U.S. courts, collecting millions of dollars in settlements.
Not too long ago Malibu was one of the most active anti-piracy litigants in the U.S., but in recent years this activity ground to a halt. However, there was one case that continued, and not because Malibu wanted it to.
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