by Steve Hawley, Piracy Monitor, 3 Dec 2021
PrimeWire, an infringing content site with over 20 million visits per months from US visitors alone, is the subject of a demand for trial and damages by the major film studios and Netflix. The individuals behind the site are identified as “John Does” as their identities are concealed or false.
PrimeWire’s revenue is sourced via advertising and it offers a massive library of unrestricted on-demand movies. Trial by jury will make available damages of US$150,000 per instance.
PrimeWire’s click-through offers have been deemed to be very risky with insufficient security protections and the site encourages users to use VPN’s to ensure that “the government and the NSA can’t spy on you.” In case of any doubt that the operators understand what they are doing is illegal, the site’s “Legal Stuff” (sic) header claims that the governing law under which the site operates “will be that of The Klingon Empire.”
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