Triller is offering a “one-time settlement” for viewers who illegally streamed the Jake Paul-Ben Askren fight. The company has claimed a loss of $100 million from over 2 million illegal streams of the event. They have filed suit in California looking for up to $150,000 in fines per streamer.
Below is Triller’s statement:
On April 23, 2021, Triller Fight Club filed suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against certain parties who participated in the unlawful sale, distribution, and/or viewing of the April 17, 2021 pay per view event known as Triller Fight Club: Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren. Under U.S.Copyright Law, each of those parties may be liable for up to $150,000 in fines, penalties, and damages for each occurrence of their unlawful acts. For a limited time ending June 01, 2021, those individuals who unlawfully viewed or displayed the event but were not otherwise involved in its illegal sale or distribution are eligible to receive a one-time settlement and release for their unlawful acts, subject to providing the information requested below and making payment in full of US$49.99 via this portal.
Triller has also vowed to go after the VPN providers. Triller’s head of piracy Matt St. Claire told Reuters the following:
“VPN’s all have to comply and turn over the actual IP addresses of each person who stole the fight in discovery. 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 will pursue the full $150,000 penalty per person per instance for anyone who doesn’t do the right thing and pay before the deadline.”Matt St. Claire, Triller
Many in the industry believe that the threat from Triller is all bark and no bite. There are also laws in certain states, such as New Jersey, that don’t hold viewers liable for viewing a stream. Suppliers of the legal streams can be held accountable however.