THE HURT LOCKER Producers Getting Ready To Sue
Producers of “The Hurt Locker” are currently preparing to sue thousands of people that pirated the film illegally online. The case may be filed today.
Voltage Pictures is the production company behind “The Hurt Locker” and has recently joined the U.S. Copyright Group. The U.S. Copyright Group has organized a litigation campaign meant to dissuade film pirating online, in particular, the use of BitTorrent and its many users. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dunlap, a lawyer from the U.S. Copyright Group, believes the tens of thousands of individuals will be targeted in the lawsuit.
“The Hurt Locker” was illegally distributed online five months before its release date. The film only raked in about $16 million dollars. The U.S. Copyright Group has filed lawsuits regarding over 10 other films in addition to “The Hurt Locker.”
At the Festival de Cannes, the U.S. Copyright Group plans to meet up with other film production companies frustrated over the out of control movie pirating online. Since the lawsuit was announced, about 75 ISPS have fully complied with the law firm.
About 40% of copyright cases regarding movie pirating have been settled out of court. and perhaps “The Hurt Locker” will be one of those cases.