According to the lawsuit, Rick Salomon originally owned the copyright to the movie in , but licensed the worldwide distribution rights to his brother, Jim Salomon. He, in turn, assigned the Internet rights to a company called Merlin Designs Limited, which then assigned its rights to Xpays. The movie has become a favorite among those partial to celeb porn videos, and won several AVN awards in , including the best selling and renting title of the year.
Hilton felt like a ‘bad person’ for having sex on camera
Unlike Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton was a famous name even before her sex tape went public. But once the whole world got a glimpse of it, their perceptions of the millionaire heiress changed dramatically. Now Hilton is opening up about what happened , how it affected her, and how drastically different things would be if the whole thing had occurred today in the MeToo era.
The sex tape was released without Hilton’s consent
Not originally intended for release,  it was filmed primarily with a single, stationary, tripod-mounted camera using "night vision". However, a handful of scenes were filmed indoors without night vision. When Hilton stated publicly that she was "out of it", didn't know what she was doing during the taping of the video and did not approve its public release, Salomon sued Hilton for defamation. Hilton then countersued Salomon over the release of the tape, settling out of court in July In a interview with the British edition of GQ magazine, Hilton stated: "I never received a dime from the video.
PARIS Hilton has spoken out about the impact her infamous sex tape had on her life saying "it was like being raped. Called 1 night in Paris, the video was made with her former boyfriend Rick Salomon, and was meant to be private. Paris has always claimed she has never "made a dime", from video, but ex-Rick is said to have "made millions". The video was leaked around about the same time as she was launching her career as a reality star on The Simple Life, which ran from to , alongside Nicole Richie. In another clip from the documenatry she says: "I'm constantly travelling; days a year I'm on a plane, in a different country. So it gets really lonely sometimes. They're really like my family.