Triller decided to offer a month-long amnesty to anyone who illegally broadcast the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren event to avoid being added to the ongoing litigation in California.
The social media company issued a press release on Monday announcing the opening of a website where people who illegally broadcast the pay-per-view can pay the price of $ 49.99 for the event. In return, the names of these people will be removed from the lawsuit, which demands a fine of $ 150,000 from each person who hacked the card.
“VPN firewalls all need to comply and return the actual IP addresses of every person who stole the discovery fight,” Matt St. Claire, head of hacking at Triller, said in a statement. “We will be able to identify each person, VPN or not, because each flow has a unique fingerprint embedded in the content.
“Triller will apply the full penalty of $ 150,000 per person per instance for anyone who doesn’t do the right thing and pay by the deadline. “
On April 23, Triller filed a lawsuit in Central California U.S. District Court against the owners of the H3Podcast website for illegally broadcasting the event, along with a dozen other websites that “broadcast and have benefited from hundreds of thousands of users each. “
Triller added that more than two million illegal feeds from the event took place.
According to Triller, the owner of the site behind H3Podcast “admitted on his own podcast that he hacked and shared the Paul vs. Askren fight. “
“We take this position because it is outright theft,” said St. Claire. “It’s no different walking into a store and stealing a video game from the store. In the case of the offending sites, it is worse, because they also resold it to many people, illegally profiting from work that does not belong to them.
“We encourage anyone who hacked into the event to visit the site before June 1, pay their $ 49.99 and receive a full and full version of Triller to avoid any further action,”
The website launched by Triller will remain open until June 1 to allow anyone looking to pay the $ 49.99 in order to opt out of the ongoing litigation. The original lawsuit was seeking $ 100 million in damages.
Paul knocked out Askren in the first round, earning his third professional victory as a professional boxer. Triller previously told MMA Fighting that the event legally sold over $ 1 million in PPV purchases with a final number still being calculated.