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USCG drops "The Expendables" suit, plotting new strategy

By Matthew · 13 replies
Aug 26, 2011
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  1. Nu Image has withdrawn its case against the remaining defendants accused of downloading "The Expendables." Represented by the US Copyright Group (aka the law firm of Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver),…

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  2. DeliciousPie

    DeliciousPie TS Member Posts: 41

    This **** blows my mind.
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    The Mechanic wasn't that bad.

    Is this the back end of movies? If you have a crappy box office, you can make your money back suing pirates. That's some outside the box thinkin'.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    I agree with gwailo247. I thought The Mechanic was a pretty decent movie. Not much action from Statham though. Pretty ****ed up ending >_>

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    Lol file lawsuits over unsuccessful movies...
  6. TekGun

    TekGun TS Booster Posts: 160   +24

    There does seem to be a trend of make a crap movie/game then try to sue for some profit.
  7. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,315   +258

    funny thing is that they end up loosing money anyway since no one will actually pay the fines, especially when they are high, they will probably see like 10th of the sum...
  8. The bastard lawyers are the ones that need to go to jail. They are worse that armed bank robbers and the government just lets them go on and on and on. What's this random number ****?
  9. Conan is doing ****, because the movie is worse than garbage you bloody thieves! give me back my 10 €...
  10. Need to change your headline.
    The abbreviation "USCG" stands for only one thing - United States Coast Guard.

    Any other use is unneccessarily misleading.
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    Thats what I thought when I read the headline too..
  12. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,029   +197

    Do you know the abbreviation for Swedens equivalent to the coast guard is? Me either just because we live in America we expect everyone to know everything about us, were jerks lol.
  13. @treetops Ahah, I thought the same thing : why are these guys speaking about an american acronym ? With the Internet it's often hard to remember countries still exist despite a common language (I'm a non-native english speaker but still, english is the common language on the internet).

    I'm also amazed people in the USA are still protected by the federal system, in my country there are no such jurisdiction issue, you're screwed wherever the studio filed the complaint ! Is there any plan for this to change with internet-related offences, where state borders aren't really relevant ?
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    Eh, I bet at least 50% of this site's traffic is from the US. Using USCG is, like Guest said, is unnecessarily confusing.

    treetops and other guest - you ***** about me and guest commenting on it, saying that the rest of the world doesn't know USCoastGuard, but yet everyone worldwide recognizes US Copyright Group?

    It should have been spelled out at the first mention, and then abbreviated after that.

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