Last December, Paramount, Universal, Warner, Columbia, Disney and Netflix sued long-running pirate streaming site PrimeWire.
The companies accused PrimeWire of encouraging users of the site to upload links to pirated content and facilitating access to those movies and TV shows via a curated index, in breach of copyright.
According to the plaintiffs, VOD services such as Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount+, and Peacock have been damaged by PrimeWire’s existence. As a result, they demanded millions in damages for copyright infringement and were later granted a preliminary injunction.
The injunction ordered PrimeWire to cease its illegal activities and also required domain name registrars and registries to disable three PrimeWire domains. While primewire.ag was indeed suspended, the site continued its operations using two others after they were transferred to a new registrar that took no action.
The studios then asked the court for a permanent injunction that would…