Vivid Entertainment, a leading producer of pornographic movies, is following closely in the footsteps of major film producers and suing a video website for copyright violation. In its report about the lawsuit -- filed against PornoTube, a kind of X-rated version of YouTube -- the Los Angeles Times observed today (Tuesday) that it echoes Viacom's suit against YouTube. "The question at the heart of both cases is just how hard a website must work to ensure that users don't post videos belonging to someone else," the Times observed. Vivid also contends in its lawsuit that PornoTube fails to "comply with certain provisions of the federal Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act requiring proof of age of performers."




11/12/2007