You aren't very specific though. I'm not familiar with transnational tort claim and I doubt it as popular to others here in HN either. Is it as solid as you seem to make it? Google has little (easily accessible material) on it. It doesn't sound like something that is illegal by itself; only that they could be sued by those startups if/when they find out (and decide to saddle up for an international case against a huge company... yeah that probably isn't very likely).