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Pink Visual Files Piracy Suit Against Operators of PornBanana, Shufuni

Pink Visual Files Piracy Suit Against Operators of PornBanana, Shufuni
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Aug 21, 2012 11:00 AM PDT    Text size: 

ATLANTA — Pink Visual has filed a lawsuit potentially worth $16.8 million against the operators of PornBanana.com and Shufuni.com, claiming both tube sites freeloaded and streamed its content.

In a suit filed Friday at U.S. District Court in Atlanta, Pink Visual pointed to 112 copyrighted videos found on the sites operated by Cyprus-based UGC Internet Ventures Ltd.

UGC Internet Ventures and 10 John Does, the suit said, are not only enabling massive infringement by their users, they knowingly distribute, display and publicly perform the copyrighted works uploaded to the accused sites.

The defendants face claims of direct, contributory and vicarious copyright infringement over the 112 videos found on the sites.

"Like most tube sites, the accused sites contain a prominent link for users to upload videos, but the vast majority of videos contained on the sites are not user-generated, but rather comprised of professionally made, copyrighted content," the suit said.

Pink Visual declined comment to XBIZ on the suit. UGC Internet Ventures operators were unable to be located at post time.

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