Triller Fight Club is going after illegal streamers via lawsuit and is alleging $100 million in damages caused to their event.
Triller filed a lawsuit that alleges 11 illegal streamers broadcasted the recent card featuring Jake Paul against former UFC star Ben Askren in the main event with losses totaling $100 million. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in central California. News of the lawsuit was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. A Triller spokesperson sent the following statement to MMA Fighting.
It’s shocking to think a theft so grand can be done so blatantly and brazenly and steal with no remorse. There is zero difference between what they did and walking into a market stealing tons of a product and selling it at a discount in the parking lot. It’s neither civilly nor criminally any different and we are prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law. There were far over 2 million illegal streams, akin to hundreds of millions of dollars. Sites, mostly using Google’s YouTube such as FILMDAILY.COM, ACCESSTVPRO.CO, enONLINE2LIVESTREAM.US, CRACKSTREAMSLIVE.COM, ; SPORTS-TODAY.CLUB, MY-SPORTS.CLUB, BILASPORT.COM, TRENDY CLIPS, MIKE, YOUR EXTRA, ECLIPT GAMING, ITSLILBRANDON, and others are causing significant damage not just to Fight Club but content creators overall. 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. 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.