David's FilmOn by the major broadcast networks--for allowing users to . Taking this into consideration, David's suit seems a little retaliatory.
Either way, CBS' connection to piracy is somewhat tangential. The company , and LimeWire was only operational for two years following the acquisition--until its . CNET runs , which is where pirates could have obtained LimeWire during its heyday.
An Outspoken Critic
David may have been planning his suit for some time: he with the username "cbsyousuck." He has also posted several videos that point out CBS' apparent piracy hypocrisy.
"CNET, a subsidiary of CBS Interactive which is a division of CBS, has been for several years now distributing BitTorrent softwares," David states in one of his videos. He claims that CBS (through CNET) has distributed over one billion "illegal file-sharing softwares," as well as "hundreds" of DRM-cracking softwares.