Video piracy is illegal, and it happens more often than most people think. Recently, an article in the New York Daily News, describes how the weight loss company NutriMost fell victim to video piracy by its rival Healthy Living. Healthy Living is also a weight loss company, and it used NutriMost’s promotional video on its own website. All references in the NutriMost video were changed to reflect Healthy Living’s own Can’t Lose Diet, and no other changes, including testimonials, were made. NutriMost is suing Healthy Living to prevent them from posting the video, and NutriMost is seeking $300,000 in damages.
NutriMost’s weight loss program was created by Ray Wisniewski, D.C., a chiropractor in Pennsylvania. NutriMost is primarily administered by other chiropractors in about 200 clinics across the U.S. Its primary claim is that through this program, people may lose up to 45 pounds in fat in 40 days without having to go through strenuous exercise or dieting.
Practitioners of the Nutrimost system use a ZYTO device, which sends stimuli throughout the body and measures data relating to weight loss and other relevant health issues. This data is used to develop a specific fat-burning plan that includes eating certain foods and using detoxification liquids. This system allows users to receive a personalized weight loss plan that targets their personal health challenges.