Hurt Locker pirating lawsuit completely dismissed

Last May the movie production company Voltage Pictures filed lawsuits against 24,583 people, claiming they had illegally downloaded a pirated copy of The Hurt Locker, which won the Best Picture Academy Award in 2010. In October, most of those lawsuits were dismissed by Voltage Pictures. However, the movie studio still had active lawsuits against 2,300 defendants.

This week, TorrentFreak.com reports that the remaining lawsuits in the case has now been dismissed. According to the story, the lawyers representing Voltage Pictures had to keep asking for extensions for the case due to the fact that Internet service providers were so slow in providing details about the people behind the IP addresses. In the end, the judge in the case decided not to offer the lawyers any more extensions.

While the lawsuits made have now been officially dismissed, this may not be the end of the story. TorrentFreak.com reports that Voltage’s lawyers are trying to go after some people for the pirating of the movie. The story even claims that the lawyers are going after people who were not even named in the original lawsuits. It's more than possible that the movie studio may continue to launch individual lawsuits rather than one massive one as they did earlier this year.

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So first of all they say they lost money to pirates. Then they lost even more money on a lawsuit that never came to fruition. Now they're going to lose even MORE money by suing thousands of people individually.

Good luck with them profits, yo.

The Teej said,
So first of all they say they lost money to pirates. Then they lost even more money on a lawsuit that never came to fruition. Now they're going to lose even MORE money by suing thousands of people individually.

Good luck with them profits, yo.

And they lost money because the movie didn't sell either. They should be glad 50,000 people actually "wanted" to download it.

Avatar was a sucky movie if you ask me. Just a lot of special effects and it was overhyped. The movie lacked substance and was so predictable. I don't see why that should have got best picture instead.

Gothic_Rebel said,
LOL.
I must be the only one who enjoyed watching the film.

The movie was enjoyable, but it was by no means movie of the year at all. Avatar got robbed for sure, and I agree the only reason The Hurt Locker won was to spite James Cameron.

Edited by IceBreakerG, Dec 26 2011, 1:38am :

I watched that movie & I'd honestly like to sue the guys who gave them the award & the production house for wasting 4 hours of my time!!

shra1 said,
I watched that movie & I'd honestly like to sue the guys who gave them the award & the production house for wasting 4 hours of my time!!

I couldn't even finish the movie.

I am against pirating but they should burn in the nerdy equivalent of hell. I remember reading comments on how terrible the movie was and how this was the main way they hoped to make money of their crappy product.

Thank you ISPs for finding a way to lawfully not cooperate.

capr said,
I am against pirating but they should burn in the nerdy equivalent of hell. I remember reading comments on how terrible the movie was and how this was the main way they hoped to make money of their crappy product.

Thank you ISPs for finding a way to lawfully not cooperate.


Nerdy hell... an old Dell computer running Windows ME with a ball-tracking mouse that's full of dust and no way of removing the ball to clean it out...

dead.cell said,

Nerdy hell... an old Dell computer running Windows ME with a ball-tracking mouse that's full of dust and no way of removing the ball to clean it out...

Not even on my worst enemy, that's just cold.

Voice of Buddy Christ said,
Nah. Nerdy hell is a 486SX running Windows 95.
I did it on a 386 IBM PCjr. I used the floppies too. It took forever to get it installed...