Google, YouTube Hit With Pirating Suit Over Mexican Movies

May 4, 2021, 4:11 PM

Google LLC and subsidiary YouTube Inc. are facing a suit in a federal court in Florida by Spanish-language movie producer Carlos Vasallo, who claims to have the “world’s largest collection” of Mexican and Latin American movies, for allegedly exploiting the piracy of his films on their video platform.

Vasallo’s company, Athos Overseas Ltd., alleges the companies allow the films to be shown on the YouTube platform in order to generate traffic and revenue without paying any licensing fees, according to the complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Vasallo’s films are “such a ...

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