View Full Version : Evart Enterprises Shuts Down Shocking Videos

Ian Jane
10-31-2012, 08:58 AM
From the NY Post:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/dvd_bootleg_case_open_and_smut_bJn1CTK4zad7WdWHG3G SiI

"Now that's a dirty deed.

A Midtown porn company filed suit yesterday against a Florida man for allegedly selling low-quality bootleg DVDs of the 1981 skin-flick classic "Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle."

Evart Enterprises claims Mark Johnston has been peddling knock-offs of its 87-minute sextravaganza since at least March 2009 under the "fictitious name" of "Shocking Videos."

The Manhattan federal court suit seeks $180,000 in damages from both Johnston and his company on grounds of copyright infringement.

Evart's filing notes that the film "was one of the top-five grossing adult motion pictures in 1982."

It's also been called "the best of the mainstream golden-age porn movies I ever made" by its buxom brunette star, who now works as an artist and self-proclaimed "sexologist."

Evart says that its "copyright notice appears in the opening footage of defendants' infringing copies."

Johnston declined comment."

John Lyons
10-31-2012, 09:31 AM
That's old news.

I really liked Shocking Videos but they should have known better than to release easily available films...

Ian Jane
10-31-2012, 09:37 AM
Ha, just saw it posted on FB without realizing the date. And yeah, he definitely brought this on himself.

Jimmy Simard
10-31-2012, 10:36 AM
I did a reference to that some weeks ago on a thread/post about Shocking video to explain why that bootlegging opperation shut its door... But maybe it was on another forum.

11-06-2012, 01:29 AM
Jimmy or anybody, has there been any subsequent news about this case? Looks like the legal action was filed two years ago.

Jimmy Simard
11-06-2012, 02:41 AM
No idea but since Mark closed the shop two years ago it was probably settled before going on trial... but maybe someone have access to the New York court document to check? I suppose this is public like it is here.