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Triller Goes After Team Streamers and Piraters In Suit

Triller Goes After Team Streamers and Piraters In Suit

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Triller Goes After Team Streamers and Piraters In Suit

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Triller Goes After Team Streamers and Piraters In Suit

Triller is taking those who took money out of their pocket to court, as a recent lawsuit filed by the company filed the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports was the first to mention the lawsuit on Twitter Monday morning. Still, the filing on Friday names 11 websites and 100 unnamed persons in the complaint filed alleging that these entities and sites had over 2 million streams at a loss of 100 million dollars for airing illegally their broadcast of the pay-per-view of Jake Paul taking on Ben Askren in Atlanta two weeks ago.

The pay-per-view has been reported several times as having (depending on who tells you) anywhere from 1.3 to 1.5 million buys for the previous event. That number, much like the lawsuit filed, is being disputed in the boxing media and app download world.

While the gang at Big Fight Weekend aren’t licensed attorneys or representatives, Angelo from the Sunday Puncher podcast posted the PACER page from the court filing of those named in the suit. Among the names listed were “Itslilbrandon,” “Mike,” and Crackstreamslive.com, which seems to be a go-to source for most illegal streaming. That site, much like the several listed in the suit weren’t working at the time this writing was composed.

While lawsuit on the surface seems a little (okay, a lot) silly as chasing down these websites that are showing events illegally, usually just shut down and reappear as something else in some form. The general threat of suing those who pirate sporting events isn’t uncommon but rather the latest to try to circumvent those not willing to pay to view these events. UFC President Dana White has threatened to “Go to war” against illegal streamers back in February. I have no clue yet how that battlefront is going, but I don’t expect much ado about anything to come out of this lawsuit like this lawsuit.

Unless they can track down that Mike, nail down which “Lil’ Brandon” was letting everyone share his feed of the broadcast, or lock in the fly-by-night websites that were feeding this fight, this comes off a just a loud warning shot to those for future Triller pay-per-view events. We’ll see if this stops any streaming of any the next card slated in June with Undisputed Lightweight champ, Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr.

Marquis Johns

Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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