SOURCE: World Wide Red Light District dba Red Light District

April 05, 2005 13:03 ET

Paris Hilton Video Copyright Infringement Federal Lawsuit Filed by Red Light District

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 5, 2005 -- World Wide Red Light District, the exclusive owner and distributor of the "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."

"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."

About Piccionelli & Sarno

Gregory A. Piccionelli, Esq. is a senior member and co-founder of Piccionelli & Sarno (http://www.piccionellisarno.com), a pioneering intellectual property and entertainment law firm specializing in e-business, new media, traditional and adult entertainment matters. Based in Los Angeles, Piccionelli & Sarno also specialize in high technology matters such as software development, digital devices, telecommunications, enhanced reality devices, haptics (digital transmission of tactile data), and digital actor technologies.

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