“Expendables” Producer Will Launch Mass P2P LawsuitsAdded: Saturday, January 8th, 2011
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The producer of the movie is reported to be going to sue thousands of file-sharers for illicitly sharing copies of the “Expendables”. This is even though the movie earned over $250 million in the theatres.
Nevertheless, it seems that earning more than $270 million is not enough for Hollywood producers these days. The independent production company Nu Image Films is reported to have enlisted the help of the law firm USCG so that it could target thousands of P2P file-sharers for infringing their copyright by sharing the “Expendables” and other 180 movies they have produced over the years.
Recently, Nu Image Films and the US Copyright Group negotiated the strategy over the latest holiday season, which is supposed to result in mass lawsuits against BitTorrent users. The discussed strategy repeats that of previous mass P2P lawsuits, like the one over the “Hurt Locker.” However, the latter only managed to earn less than $50 million throughout the globe, so it’s kind of understandable why the lawsuits were launched.
Meanwhile, the law firm’s strategy of lumping together lots of P2P users from all over the country has so far been unsuccessful. For example, in early December, US District Judge forced the company to submit a revised list of Defendants, comprised of only those that the Court has personal jurisdiction over. In result, the current list includes 140 people down from initial 4,500. Nevertheless, a new list still includes some IP addresses lying well outside the court’s jurisdiction.
In other words, this ruling was a blow to the law firm’s hopes of a single lawsuit to reduce the cost of litigation. However, the USCG seems to believe that out-of-court settlements, which were the real goal of the campaign, will only work if the threat of litigation is real. That’s why the company still plans to sue BitTorrent users all over the country in courts that do have proper jurisdiction.
The US Copyright Group is known for lining up over 15 law firms throughout the country in order to start filing individual lawsuits against suspected users in their respective areas. In addition, the company also chooses its targets wisely, scrutinizing the Defendants identified by their ISPs. The matter is that those of them living in a “$100,000 house” are much better litigation targets than those who live in a “$10,000 trailer.”
January 8th ,2011
Saturday, January 8th, 2011
|posted by (2011-01-08 20:30:57)|
|yea wtf forest whittaker wasnt in this movie lol|
|and those othere two on the right werent either someone messed up|
|LMAO on the picture of the movie.. HAHAHA, If those 2 guys on the bottom right were in the movie that would of been classic.|
|If it is proven as article states the one's getting sued are selectively being targeted due to "financial" ability - well these bit brain producers just shot themselves in the foot legally...|
Have you noticed out of the tens of thousands of politicians in this country NOT ONE HAS EVER BEEN NAMED IN A LAWSUIT???
Are they having me believe they everyone of them does not have any mp3's, etc. on their cell phones? portable media devises? "recorded" cd's and more?? Yea right and I have a bridge real cheap for sale..
My two cents is I believe the cards are now on the table - the "elite" of this society and "US"; the general public. A war that has been brewing is now in your face for censorship in the name of "Copyright Protection"... Private business MPAA, RIAA, and others have with the help of their political friends in Government have blurred the "bright-line according to a court term" between civil and criminal statues. You are seeing ICE stepping into the domain of civil law and using Criminal laws - or twisted definitions of it to get "warrants"... You can only get a warrant when you prove criminal activity is going on or has occurred.. Enforcement of "copyrights" has and is in the domain of the FBI; yet the FBI has kept a totally hands off stance in all of this. Warrants have been served on a purely civil action where it is not possible; yet those who have had these warrants served have NEVER BEEN CRIMINALLY CHARGED AND TRIED IN COURT...
The real problem is YOU SHEEPEOPLE keep going baa baa baa all they way to legal and your Constitutional Rights Slaughter House...
Too many of us are being swayed by the false promise of security - give us all of your rights and we will keep you safe from all those bad terrorists out there.. Thing is that word is being so perverted today that it is used for almost everything..
Are any of you aware of the FEMA Campus our benevolent Federal Government has around this country? Camps that can hold millions of people forced there when a "emergency" is declared? I saw and we saw Law Enforcement in Hurricane Katrina do terrible things to people; shoot them ( some deserved it) but there were people who were just shot and killed. You are seeing trials of Law Enforcement persons being convicted of these killings. You and I also saw them kicking down doors to peoples houses and evicting them for their own "SAFETY".. The thing is these people were perfectly safe where they were...
I know this is off topic; but what we are seeing is what is now taking place and this "copyright" war being perpetrated on the "public" by a few is just a sample of things to come..
Sorry for the rant; but I hope and believe the people here are way more intelligent than the stupid masses out there who don't care as long as their little life's are not intruded into by government; but it will be - give it enough time.. I also bet you did not know that the Federal Government here with the "UN" have agreement to ALLOW FOREIGN MILITARY ARMED FORCES ONTO OUT SOIL TO BE USED AGAINST US IN "CIVIL" UNREST"??? Bet you didn't know that did you?
|posted by (2011-01-08 23:18:03)|
|Well i own the blu ray so they cant come after me i bought mine..i buy the ones i like .I dont like getting beat for my dollar either so i screen them .|
|posted by (2011-01-09 00:43:54)|
|we should be able 2 sue the studios for making bad movies wasting oure time watching crap ect if they can sue us for downlaod why not the other way around make sence 2 me and i bet 2 alot otehr|
|menahunie needs a midol or a pain reliever or something. whew talk about psycho!|
|It cost them more to file the suits, pay lawyers fees, etc. They come from the Gordon Gekko school of business GREED IS GOOD!!!! Whatever it takes..|
|posted by (2011-01-09 18:50:11)|
|Thank God I don't live in America!|
|ben kingsley and forest whittaker were not in this movie..and they have "expendibles?" spelled wrong... someone failed lol|
|SaveIt4later _ Since you call me a psycho? Seems you don't like what people post here at ET so why do you hang around and read them?|
It is clear you have nothing constructive to contribute and as mentioned in my previous post YOU certainly fit into the "MORON" area of the human population....My suggestion is to you is reinsert your head back into that warm and dark smelly place you normally keep it...
|posted by (2011-01-10 04:29:29)|
|menahunie...I agree with YOU 100%. Toooooo many sheeple just do what they are told.|
I could write a book about this stuff it pisses me off to no end. Makes me want to hurt someone, but if I did that, I would be doing exactly what they want me to do.
My all time favorite show is "V For Vendetta".
|torrents and menahunie... 2 nutjobs that the government should really be watching never mind p2p. mind the nutjobs. the fringe kooks. the conspiracy theorists. those are the people the government needs to worry about. like you 2 for example.|
|and menahunie...do you REALLY call your off topic post "constructive"? I mean how can someone such as yourself be so detached from reality? You need to be on the watch list. I really think that.|
|Are Nu Image Films Rothchild Zionists? IE MULTI-MILLIONAIRES of any creed with just a few very wealthy Jews?|
I say mass-genocide of GREEDY PETTY MULTI_MILLIONAIRES.
Perhaps one day Terrorists AND the general public will attack the Multi-millionaires. They say mass riots are at most 5 or 10 years away in most Western countries.
OVERTHROW the MULTI-MILLIONAIRES who actually run most of the West!
MULTI-MILLIONAIRES are the TRUE PERPETRATORS of poverty GREED and CORRUPTION
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