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Hurt Locker lawsuit targeting pirates comes to a halt

By Rick
Jan 2, 2012
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  1. Refusing a request for an extension by prosecutors, Judge Beryl Howell has effectively put an abrupt end to one of the largest anti-piracy lawsuits in history. Interestingly this decision comes…

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 973   +99

    " Oscar-worthy flick that barely broke even at the box office with less than $13 million in revenue. Those accused were being sued for an average amount of $2500-$3000 each. That means the studio stood to collect as much as $70 million or so in damages "

    *hey guys, why make a good movie when we can make something bad/average movie and sue people for money*

    Hope they get sued or loose all their money, jackoffs.
     
  3. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    @artix Reminds me to South Park when the kids sued the grown ups because of fake sexual harassment... but in this case, reality was far more funny. Its not like there's no mediocre movies all over the place...
     
  4. RH00D

    RH00D TS Addict Posts: 412   +106

    Maybe if they had only tried to sure each individual for what the movie actually cost on DVD ($20?) then I would have taken them more seriously. But even still, their method of accusation was flawed to begin with, an IP adress is not a person, so I still wouldn't have taken them seriously. Hopefully this case never gets any kind of resurrection.
     
  5. What should be scaring ppl is easy. That this lawsuit got even this far. Something to note, the lawyers for the studio were requesting IP addresses!! Even tho this case didnt go anywhere it is setting a precedent for future lawsuits. If it ever gets to the point where IP addresses can actually pinpoint a physical address. <shudder>
     
  6. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    Lose. Loose is like your mother.
     
  7. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Enthusiast Posts: 329   +18

    This is very true. You cannot use an IP address to accuse somebody of a crime. My friend steals his neighbor's wifi all the time when downloading torrents, and they are like 70 and probably have no idea what a torrent is in the first place. They cannot use IP addresses to accuse someone of piracy.
     
  8. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 566   +105

    Are you really going play the grammar police card when you use a number for a letter in your screen name? If you are going to flame someone, at least be clever about it.
     
  9. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 973   +99

    I always make this mistake, got to stop that! :X
     


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