Los Angeles – Online ad firm Triton Media has been sued by
several movie studios for "contributory" and "induced"
copyright infringement, over its alleged dealings with unauthorized websites
offering their content for free.
Disney (NYSE: DIS) and Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) filed suit against Triton,
alleging the firm helped websites like PirateCity.org and
Watch-Movies-Links.net profit from piracy by handling their advertising sales.
The studios said the ad agency knew the sites were offering unauthorized
content because they sent notices to Arizona-based Triton.
The lawsuit seeks an injunction
against Triton providing ad services to the sites in the future, and
unspecified monetary damages.