After the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight, Triller has decided it has had enough with illegal pay-per-view streams. The ability to watch illegal streams of Pay-Per-View fights has increased over the years. Several websites that streamed the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight illegally are being sued by Triller, the fight's host.
In Triller's assessment, hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue have been lost to illegal streams that rebroadcast the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight. In response, Triller is suing 12 sites and 100 individuals who provided over two million people with the fight, free of charge. Ryan Kavanaugh, Triller's Co-Owner, had this to say:
"It's shocking to think a theft so grand can be done so blatantly and brazenly and with no remorse. There is zero difference between what they did and walking into a market stealing tons of a product and selling it at a discount in the parking lot… People put a lot of hard work, time and money into creating a product for the consumer, and having it stolen and resold is terribly damaging… It's neither civilly nor criminally any different, and we are prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law."
Triller hopes to gain at least $100 million from the defendants listed below. The channel 'Mike' on YouTube, in particular, is incredibly notable because this channel streamed the fight as it unfolded live. Just by looking at the evidence, it is clear that Triller has done its homework and is confident it will win.
This lawsuit marks is the first time that illegal streaming sites have been held responsible for their actions. Triller might be beginning a movement to end brazen thefts and streaming of pay-per-view events. The outcome of this lawsuit will most likely determine the future of illegal streaming on the internet.