Home > News > Zero Tolerance Wins $15M in Piracy Settlement • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Zero Tolerance Wins $15M in Piracy Settlement

Zero Tolerance Wins $15M in Piracy Settlement
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift revolutionize adult entertainment?
Yes
  52.80%
No
  47.20%
Out of 125 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Jun 23, 2008 5:00 PM PST    Text size: 
LOS ANGELES — Zero Tolerance Entertainment’s piracy lawsuit against DVD rental site Movixo Inc., and its principal Joseph Cecilia, has been settled out of court for $15 million.

Court documents obtained by XBIZ revealed that the United States District Court of Southern District of Florida issued an order granting the plaintiff’s motion to “enforce settlement and to dismiss action with prejudice” on April 30.

According to Zero Tolerance attorney Clyde Dewitt, who also represented sister companies Third Degree Films and Black Ice Ltd.,the action should be a message to anyone involved in piracy activities affecting his clients.

“Zero Tolerance is going for the throat,” Dewitt told XBIZ. “As we speak Zero Tolerance has other defendants in its sight. This is a message to anyone who thinks they can knock off these companies’ movies.”

DeWitt added that Zero Tolerance maintains a system of scouring the Internet and elsewhere looking for potentional DVD pirates.

“Zero Tolerance has good relationships with its customers. If someone sees an alleged piracy, they will go after the target,” DeWitt added.

“The most important thing about this lawsuit is that it drove Movixo out of business,” Zero Tolerance President Greg Alves said. “Hopefully, this will send a message to other pirates that we will do whatever it takes to have them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

The lawsuit, filed June 26, 2006, alleged that Movixo violated copyright laws by illegally pirating 172 of its titles.

At press time, neither the plaintiff nor defendant could me reached for comment.

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

Male Pleasure Products: Tapping Into the Profitable Market

A lot of the pleasure products marketing seems to target predominantly women and while that certainly makes sense I sometimes wonder if a huge swath of customers is being promotionally neglected. I’m... More »

What You Like Isn’t the Same as What’s Good When Recommending Purchases

What’s the best vibrator?” “What’s a good lubricant?” “What butt plug should I get?” If you’ve worked in a frontline sexuality retail position, you’ve... More »

Are Your Website Visitors Human?

I have good and bad news. The bad news is that over half your website’s traffic is fake. It’s a shocking truth, so I’ll say it again. Over 56 percent of all web traffic is bots of one... 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.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Bizpowa.com's Feel Like Home

Apr 11 - Apr 11
Paris, France

XBIZ London Gathering

May 14 - May 14
London, UK

Eurowebtainment

May 20 - May 23
Majorca,Spain

XBIZ Miami

Jun 01 - Jun 04
Miami, Florida
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!