The copyright troll is out in full force.
It’s been revealed that CCCams servers and sharing apps have been taken offline by copyright holders in a lawsuit filed by a CCCam user who claims the copyright holder infringed on her IP.
A lawyer representing CCCamera users, Daniel Dias, alleges that the company has a copyright on the phrase “indians” and “cam” and is using that phrase to “promote copyright infringing activities.”
The lawsuit, filed in Toronto, Ontario court by Dias alleges that CCA, which owns the trademark “cam,” is using the phrase to promote copyright infringement and to promote CCC’s products, namely the “Indians” app and the “CAM” sharing app.
The “Cams” sharing and sharing app has been removed from CCA’s store in Canada.
In the United States, the “camcams” software has been used by the Recording Industry Association of America to license and sell videos from other companies, including YouTube, which are not CCC.
CCA has yet to respond to a request for comment from The Globe and Mail.
But a YouTube spokesperson told the paper that the app is available for free and “has no copyright protection.”
In a statement, CCA said it was “aware of the allegations and has taken steps to remove the copyrighted material.”
“CCCAM was founded in 2013 to help people share, share and share,” the company said in the statement.
“Our users have been sharing this content for years, and CCC is proud of the platform we created for them.”
CCA added that its apps “do not violate copyright law, nor do they create or share copyright infringing content.
Our apps do not create or distribute content that is illegal or that infringes on anyone’s intellectual property rights.”
A spokesperson for CCCamer said in a statement that the software has “never been registered under the Trademark Act of Canada.”
“We’re confident that our software is legal and safe, and have never been involved in any infringement of any copyrights,” said the spokesperson.
The lawsuit claims that the CCCames IP is “in the public domain” and CCA is using it to promote the company’s products.
“The CCCame software has the ability to create and distribute content, including copyrighted material,” the statement read.
“Its purpose is to make it easier for consumers to share, like sharing music, videos, and other copyrighted content on their own channels.”
CCCamaras website and social media are still up.
Dias is now demanding a refund and is threatening legal action.
“It was just a shock,” Dias said.
“This is a major copyright troll that’s targeting CCCamas users and making money.”
The Globe reports that the copyright troll has made it clear that it will not stop.
“We are continuing to fight against this and we’ll keep fighting,” Dios said.
The CCCamo app and CAM sharing app have been available for more than a year.