April 06, 2005 12:31am
1 Night in Paris Copyright Lawsuit Filed by Red Light
Source: World Wide Red Light District
by: Richard Naimy
(CHATSWORTH, CA) -- World Wide Red Light District, the exclusive owner and distributor of the Paris Hilton "1 Night in Paris" video, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Federal District Court, Central District of California, today against Mordechi Kattan, D.B.A Woodland Hills One Hour Photo, for the alleged illegal counterfeit manufacture, sale and distribution of the video. Red Light District is seeking a permanent injunction and more than $3 Million in damages.
"Because of its intense interest and popularity, 1 Night in Paris has been widely counterfeited," said David Joseph, owner, Red Light District. "Red Light District has put an aggressive copyright and anti-counterfeit campaign in place in an effort to pursue these infringers. We have also posted a reward on our Web site 1NightInParis.com/paris-rewards-policy/."
1 Night in Paris, one of the largest selling adult videotapes in history according to Adult Video News, stars Paris Hilton, an internationally recognized celebrity, socialite, model and actress. Hilton has been featured as a spokesmodel for Guess?, appeared in feature films such as the Cat in the Hat, Wonderland and Zoolander, on such magazine covers as G.Q., Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, and is the star of the Fox reality television series, the Simple Life.
"Red Light District owns the copyrights to 1 Night in Paris and has the legal right to enforce them," said Greg Piccionelli, attorney for plaintiff World Wide Red Light District and co-founder of the intellectual property and Internet law firm Piccionelli & Sarno. "This is the first of many actions we anticipate taking to protect the copyrights of Red Light District."