Press Release Roundup: All-male adult companies Channel 1 Releasing, Corbin Fisher and Titan Media have pooled resources in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco against three tube websites: GayForIt.com, ItsAllGay.com and JerkYourTube.com. The lawsuit seeks $29.1 million in damages from the companies GLBT Ltd., Mash & New Ltd. and Port 80 Ltd. as well as the individuals David Graham Compton and Steven John Compton, on the grounds of copyright infringement, contributory copyright infringement, trademark infringement, misappropriation of rights of publicity, unfair business practices and related claims. The Comptons “not only are known as operators of the three similar-formatted sites, but the pair recently rolled out COP-CMS, a software program that proclaims to protect adult studios from copyright infringement,” XBIZ reports. The three studios grouping to file the lawsuit came about “quite organically,” Titan Media General Counsel Gill Sperlein told me. “Titan has been fighting piracy for years. Corbin Fisher recently hired my good friend Marc Randazza to help them better protect [their] content. Channel 1 Releasing and Titan have had close ties for years.” Mr. Sperlein said he, Randazza and C1R reps “were talking after a piracy forum and we all said, ‘Let’s do something.'” More all-male adult studios have recently stepped up their anti-piracy efforts, such as Flava Works and Pitbull Productions (see the links below).
* “Pitbull, Flava Works Tackle Content Pirates”
* “‘USA Today’ Takes Note of Adult DVD Woes“