The lawsuit, filed in California federal court, involved seven sites, including dvdshelf.com.au, dvds.trade, and dvdwholesale.co.uk, believed to be operated by the same group under different names. Amazon’s complaint highlights that while these pirated discs are not immediately recognizable, the lack of official Prime Video releases on DVD confirms their illegal nature.
During the Amazon investigation, more than twenty pirated DVD trial purchases were made, which were confirmed to be fake by the Motion Picture Association.
In addition to millions of dollars in damages, the lawsuit also demands the closure of infringing websites.
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