Dolan’s lawyers are in the process of suing the entertainment giant over a lawsuit that claims it’s owed over $20 million in unpaid royalties.
The case was filed in September in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
It was brought by the Motion Picture Association of America and the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as well as the Center for Competitive Media.
The suit alleges that Dolan violated the Copyright Act and its terms by promoting unauthorized copies of the film.
“The complaint alleges that during the filming of ‘The Social Network,’ Dolan promoted unauthorized copies by publishing and selling unauthorized copies without proper authorization,” the motion picture group’s lawyers wrote.
“Dolan also encouraged unauthorized access to his website and other online platforms to distribute unauthorized copies, which led to the unauthorized distribution of unauthorized copies to unauthorized consumers, including minors,” they added.
Dolan is one of a handful of entertainment companies that have been accused of violating copyright laws in the past.
It also filed a lawsuit against Netflix earlier this year alleging that the streaming service’s streaming service was infringing on its copyright.
Netflix is currently the only one of the majors to file copyright claims against Dolan.
The suit also includes a claim that Dameron’s marketing campaign for ‘The Matrix’ was “intended to cause substantial confusion, harm, and embarrassment to Dolan and his company, in particular its brand name and image.”
Dolan, which has over 30 films under its belt, was founded in 2001 and its first feature film was directed by James Cameron.
It’s a hit with audiences and was the highest grossing film of 2003, grossing $2.5 billion.
It followed in 2005 with ‘Gravity,’ starring Will Smith, and the following year with ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction,’ starring Chris Pratt.