BUSINESS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Major Porn Producer Sues X-Rated YouTube Knock-Off

A major porn producer filed a lawsuit today against an X-rated knockoff of YouTube, accusing it of profiting from piracy by allowing its users to post videos that can include copyrighted material.

Vivid Entertainment Group filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court against PornoTube and its parent, Data Conversions Inc., which does business in Charlotte, N.C. as AEBN Inc.

The suit is apparently the first of its kind in the adult film industry, which has historically done a better job than the major Hollywood studios in finding ways to profit from putting their entertainment products on the Internet.

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