Fake video streaming platform defrauded Netflix and Prime Video, was playing the game for many years

Five people have been convicted for creating and running Netflix. These people were running the fake video streaming platform since 2007. Movies or web series used to come on this video platform named Netflix within a few hours of release. The US Department of Justice said in a statement that these people were using the content of Amazon and Netflix without permission.

Jun 23, 2024 - 14:32
Fake video streaming platform defrauded Netflix and Prime Video, was playing the game for many years
Fake video streaming platform defrauded Netflix and Prime Video, was playing the game for many years

Movies and web series make their way into the online platforms within a few hours of release. All this is due to movie piracy or online piracy. Many such platforms show movies or web series for free without any subscription. Now, a similar case has come to light from Las Vegas of America.

Which some people have developed a video streaming platform named Netflix, and they have been serving pirated content it to people for the last several years. Which has now come into light and five people found guilty in it.

Five were convicted for developing and operating Netflix. The accused have been operating the fraudulent video streaming platform since 2007. Movies or web series used to come on this video platform named Netflix within a few hours of their release. These people charged customers $9.99 per month for this service and delivered more than 183,000 TV episodes and 10,000 films to the people.

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A federal jury based in Las Vegas has ordered strict action against all those running Netflix. Christopher Delman, Douglas Corson, Felipe Garcia, Jared Jaureki, and Peter Huber used to violate copyright policies for years. It has also come to the fore that a person named Delman used to run Netflix. There are also allegations of money laundering.

The US Justice Department said in a statement that these people were using the content of Amazon and Netflix without permission, for which they were taking money from the customers. Netflix's way of working was precisely like other video streaming platforms.

It was also mentioned in the report that, based on this pirated content, this website started competing with Netflix and Amazon in terms of views. However, when it came to light that the actual owners were actually trying, they did their best to cover up the whole matter.

According to court papers, Delman once bragged in an online chat that Netflix pulled in $750,000 within a year. The real owners of that content, however, had to pay heavy losses because of this.

Now, the entire matter has come before the court. In which these five people have been found guilty. It has been said that Netflix Chief Delman can get up to 48 years in jail. Whereas the other four people may have to stay in prison for 5-5 years. At present, the court has not clarified the date of their punishment.

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