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.
Paris Hilton: My abuse at school led to sex tape
Promoted by Kevin Blatt ,  it depicts Paris Hilton having sexual intercourse in with Salomon. 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 had been "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. Hilton then countersued Salomon over the release of the tape, settling out of court in July In a interview with the British edition of GQ magazine, Hilton stated: "I never received a dime from the video. It's just dirty money and Salomon should give it all to some charity for the sexually abused or something.
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Paris Whitney Hilton born February 17,  is an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model, singer, actress, and DJ. She is a great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton , the founder of Hilton Hotels. David Lachapelle soon photographed her for the September issue of Vanity Fair. Her late-night persona and reputation as a socialite made her a fixture of tabloid journalism, and Hilton was proclaimed "New York's leading It Girl " in In , she starred in the horror film House of Wax.
Paris Hilton says her traumatic experiences at school led to her filming her infamous sex tape. The year-old socialite and businesswoman recently opened up on the year of her life spent at Provo Canyon School in Utah when she was 17, where she alleged she was emotionally and physically abused on a daily basis. And now, Paris has also claimed she was "so lost" when she left the school as soon as she turned 18, that she ended up in a relationship with "the wrong person", and ultimately engaged in a sex tape. She explained: "That would never have happened if I hadn't gone to that school. I just feel when I got out of that school, I was so lost