Triller Allowing Illegal Streamers To Pay Original Price Of PPV
Triller is offering 1 month amnesty for anyone who illegally streamed the April 17 fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren.
In a statement to Reuters, Triller’s head of piracy Matt St. Claire states the company will allow anyone who illegally streamed the event to pay the original $49.99 price before June 1, 2021.
Triller claims 2 million illegal streams of the Triller Fight Club pay-per-view occurred, and the company will pursue the maximum penalty of $150,000 per illegal stream. The company claims they will be pursuing individuals who attempted to mask their connection through the use of the VPN.
“VPNs all have to comply and turn over the actual IP addresses of each person who stole the fight in discovery,” St. Claire stated. “We will be able to identify each and every person, VPN or not, as each stream has a unique fingerprint embedded in the content”
Triller has set up a payment site on its subsidiary FITE
On 4/23, Triller filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court of Central California against multiple websites, and Youtubers for illegally streaming the fight.
Triller Inc. filed a $100M lawsuit against a number of websites and independent Youtubers for illegally streaming the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight. pic.twitter.com/gviJRI0e4i