Lawsuit Accuses BitTorrent Owner and TRON Founder Justin Sun of Profiting From Piracy

Michael LaVere
  • BitTorrent parent company Rainberry Inc. and TRON founder Justin Sun have been named in an employment dispute lawsuit.
  • The lawsuit accuses Sun and other Rainberry Inc. employees of engaging in and profiting from piracy.

A lawsuit has been filed against Rainberry Inc., the company behind BitTorrent run by TRON founder Justin Sun, for allegedly profiting from movie piracy.

Sun, who is also the founder of the CEO of the TRON Foundation, successfully acquired Rainberry Inc. in mid-2018, bringing the product under the umbrella of the growing TRON network. 

According to a report by CoinDesk, the lawsuit stems from an employment law dispute filed in Oct. 2019 by a pair of former Rainberry Inc. employees. The 70-page lawsuit accuses Sun and his subordinates of engaging in the piracy of copyrighted materials, in addition to a number of workplace violations including threats. 

The lawsuit reads, 

Defendant Justin Sun and his hand-picked mainland Chinese-born subordinates were engaged in illegal piracy of copyrighted materials for defendant Rainberry Inc., in order to make a profit from the illegal piracy of those materials, as well as other illegal and unscrupulous activities.

Richard Hall and Lukasz Juraszek, the two former Rainberry Inc. employees behind the suit, view themselves as whistleblowers in speaking out against the company’s alleged piracy. The suit claims both employees were terminated after their “outright refusal” to engage in criminal violations. 

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