Movie Companies Sue 'YTS' and 'YIFY' Site Operators in US Court
Tuesday May 28, 2019. 09:00 AM , from Slashdot
The companies behind the movies 'Singularity,' 'Once Upon a Time in
Venice,' 'Mechanic: Resurrection,' 'The Hitman's Bodyguard,' 'I Feel Pretty,' 'Boyka: Undisputed' and 'Hunter Killer,' accuse the alleged operators of YIFYMovies.is and YTS.am of inducing and contributing to massive piracy. From a report: 'Plaintiffs bring this action to stop the massive piracy of their motion pictures brought on by websites under the collective names YIFY and YTS and their users,' it reads. The case was filed last month but has thus far remained under the radar. The names of the alleged site operators are not known. They are referred to as Doe 1 and Doe 2 respectively. 'Defendants DOE 1 and DOE 2 cause harm to Plaintiffs' business within this District by diverting customers in this District to unauthorized Internet based content distribution services through, at least, the websites yifymovies.is and yts.ag.'
Both sites operate differently. YTS.ag, which now uses the YTS.am domain name, is a torrent site and by far the most popular of the two. YIFYMovies.is, on the other hand, allows users to stream content directly on the site. The movie companies accuse both site operators of intentional inducement of copyright infringement as well as contributory copyright infringement.
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