According to the lawsuit, Rick Salomon originally owned the copyright to the movie in , but licensed the worldwide distribution rights to his brother, Jim Salomon. He, in turn, assigned the Internet rights to a company called Merlin Designs Limited, which then assigned its rights to Xpays. The movie has become a favorite among those partial to celeb porn videos, and won several AVN awards in , including the best selling and renting title of the year. The lawsuit targets individuals, who at this point can only be identified by their IP address over the Internet, for downloading the movie and making it available for anyone on the Web. Xpays' primary claim is copyright infringement.
Paris Hilton Breaks Down In Tears As She Says Her Sex Tape Release Was Like ‘Being Raped’
How sex tape star Paris Hilton moved from porn video to perfume - Daily Record
PARIS Hilton has spoken out about the impact her infamous sex tape had on her life saying "it was like being raped. Called 1 night in Paris, the video was made with her former boyfriend Rick Salomon, and was meant to be private. Paris has always claimed she has never "made a dime", from video, but ex-Rick is said to have "made millions". The video was leaked around about the same time as she was launching her career as a reality star on The Simple Life, which ran from to , alongside Nicole Richie. In another clip from the documenatry she says: "I'm constantly travelling; days a year I'm on a plane, in a different country. So it gets really lonely sometimes.
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Paris Hilton was the original reality star. Frederick M. Paris Hilton's life is front and center in a new documentary, and it's anything but simple. But Hilton's celebrity skyrocketed after a sex tape with then-boyfriend Rick Fallomon was leaked in
Not originally intended for release,  it was filmed primarily with a single, stationary, tripod-mounted camera using "night vision". However, a handful of scenes were filmed indoors without night vision. When Hilton stated publicly that she was "out of it", didn't know what she was doing during the taping of the video and did not approve its public release, Salomon sued Hilton for defamation.