Home > News > Vivid Alleges CelebrityCash Operators Poached 8 Videos • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Vivid Alleges CelebrityCash Operators Poached 8 Videos

Vivid Alleges CelebrityCash Operators Poached 8 Videos
Get XBIZ News
Sep 14, 2010 2:15 PM PDT    Text size: 
LOS ANGELES — Operators of CelebrityCash have been hit with a suit by Vivid Entertainment, which claims that three of its sites have been cashing in on poached content.

Parent company Internet Commerce Group Inc. of Phoenix has been "engaged in exploiting unlicensed videos for profit through its operation of three websites" by inducing and encouraging customers to download all or parts of Vivid videos, Vivid said in a release Tuesday.

The sites named in the complaint include FemaleStars.com, ICelebOnline.com and CelebrityHardcore.com.

XBIZ learned Tuesday that the suit centers on material from the videos "Kim Kardashian Superstar," "Faithless" "Karrine Steffans Superhead," "Vince Neil & Janine — Hardcore" and "The Jimi Hendrix Sex Tape." Those tapes all have been given copyrights, Vivid said.

Three other videos, with copyrights pending, also were cited by Vivid. Those films include "Jessica Sierra Superstar," "Kendra Exposed" and "Montana Fishbourne."

Vivid contends that CelebrityCash operators had been making the material available to the three paysite member sites for downloading and viewing.

"[P]ossibly other websites [may be available on its sites], but Vivid has not yet discovered such additional copyright infringement," Vivid said in the suit.

ICG did not respond to XBIZ questions relative to the suit on Tuesday, but Vivid Entertainment co-chairman Steven Hirsch said that he's determined to take legal action against pirated content

"This is the first of many lawsuits we are prepared to file and we expect to prevail in all of them," he said. "We spend millions of dollars to promote our content and we're not going to let illegal users profit at our expense."

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »

Retail Sales Get Boost From Staff Morale Building

My job is, and always has been, to do what is asked of me to the best of my ability. I’ve worn many hats in this company, as it’s not only adult retail but adult nightlife as well. I’ve... More »

Looking Back at 2016’s Highlights

2016 was fraught with highs and lows. As an industry, we mourned the loss of friends and loved ones and welcomed new life into the world. With the presidential election behind us and California’s... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 27 - Jan 29
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The European Summit

Mar 04 - Mar 07
Barcelona-Sitges, Spain

The TEA Show

Mar 05 - Mar 06
Hollywood, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!