Hurt Locker P2P Lawyers Eye New Targets
Plans to have all jurisdictions covered by March
As we recently noted
, a new company by the name of the US Copyright group (aka the law firm of Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver) is promising movie studios a new revenue stream. Using IP addresses collected by entertainment industry intelligence-gathering groups -- the company sends automated threat letters to subscribers in the hopes users will settle without a fight. Last year we noted that the producers of The Hurt Locker
had signed up with the group
, and quickly sued about 5,000 "John Doe" P2P users
. Now the law firm is ramping up their plans to sue individuals in a number of additional states
for sharing a number of different films:
DGW, which also operates under the name U.S. Copyright Group, has recruited lawyers from as many as 23 U.S. states to file lawsuits against thousands of suspected film pirates in local courts, according to Thomas Dunlap, the firm's co-founder and one of the participating attorneys. DGW represents about a dozen movie makers, including the producers of Oscar winning film, "The Hurt Locker."
Unfortunately, the courts haven't seen things DGW's way, and ISPs like Time Warner Cable are fighting efforts to hand over the names behind IP addresses en masse largely because they don't want the added administrative costs
| |KearnstdElf WizardPremium
Mullica Hill, NJ
What is the big deal about this movie? it won Oscars and their lawyers are in a frenzy to sue people.
Most Pirated 2010: »screencrave.com/2010-12-22/top-1···ber-one/
quote:Man that movie was so good it didn't even get pirated half as much as Avatar. Yet I do not see James Cameron going on a sue em frenzy. Though my guess is they will claim if nobody pirated the movie it would have made 2.8 billion as well.
1. Avatar 16,580,00o $2,779,551,867
2. Kick-Ass 11,400,000 $96,130,432
3. Inception 9,720,000 $825,408,570
4. Shutter Island 9,490,000 $294,803,014
5. Iron Man 2 8,810,000 $621,751,988
6. Clash of the Titans 8,040,000 $493,214,993
7. Green Zone 7,730,000 $94,875,650
8. Sherlock Holmes 7,160,000 $523,029,864
9. The Hurt Locker 6,850,000 $48,612,915
10. Salt 6,700,000 $175,190,850
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| |Doctor FourMy other vehicle is a TARDISPremium
Re: What is the big deal about this movie?
said by fifty nine:The same logic can be applied to Tron: Legacy. It really doesn't make sense to pirate that movie, either. It is so much better to see it in a theater, especially one with an IMAX screen.
Pirating avatar makes no sense. Half the reason to see the movie was the 3D effects which you won't get on an illegally downloaded copy.
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