Movie Collection Owner Says YouTube Profits From Piracy

Law360 (May 4, 2021, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A movie producer who claims to own the world's largest collection of Mexican and Latin American films has filed a federal suit in Miami accusing YouTube of deliberately promoting and exploiting piracy to generate traffic and revenue on the video platform.

Carlos Vasallo slammed the practices of YouTube Inc. and its parent Google LLC in a 48-page complaint filed Monday by Athos Overseas Ltd., one of several companies that hold the rights to his collection, which he says is worth more than $100 million.

"Plaintiff files this lawsuit against the defendants as a result of years of continued, pervasive and unmitigated...

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