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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > 5 Thousand BitTorrent Users Are Targeted by “Hurt Locker” Producer

5 Thousand BitTorrent Users Are Targeted by “Hurt Locker” Producer

5 Thousand BitTorrent Users Are Targeted by “Hurt Locker” Producer

Added: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The producer of the Academy Award-winning film has formally filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Columbia. The case is brought up against thousands of accused file-sharers, whose names are to be handed over by their respective Internet providers. The subject of the suit is unauthorized distribution of movie “Hurt Locker” online.


Here it comes official. “The Hurt Locker” producer is suing at least 5 thousand BitTorrent users which are accused to unlawfully distribute the film online. The lawsuit was filed just last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. It actually shows a dramatic escalation from words to deed within the producer’s battle against copyright infringers.

The lawyers from the US Copyright Group, hired by the producer, argue that since each user connected to a swarm uploads and downloads the parts of the film, they are therefore liable for illegally distributing copyrighted content, even if it’s just a few MB.

Despite the identities of the alleged infringers are yet to be known, the “Hurt Locker” attorneys expect the Internet providers to hand over this information later, so that they could afterwards amend the lawsuit. So now it says that the real names of the defendants are unknown at the moment, but they are known to them by the IPs assigned by their ISPs at the time of observing infringing activity.

Although it is unclear out-of-court settlement of what kind the producer is looking for, but the earlier attempts of the US Copyright Group can indicate it at the level of $1500 as the least. Moreover, those 5 thousand people mentioned in this lawsuit could be just the opening part of the extended effort, because the producer was going to sue “tens of thousands” illegal file-sharers when enlisting the help of the US Copyright Group.

However, so far all their efforts have been slowed down by ISPs such as Time Warner, claiming it can only physically manage to hand out 28 identities a month and not for free. So if the plaintiffs expect to get the lawsuit finished in this lifetime, they would better hope other ISPs are more helpful in turning over the BitTorrent users’ identities.

Those who have already got a warning letter or fear to get one in the future, are recommended to stay tuned to the EFF, which is looking for lawyers willing to help users in fighting this lawsuit.

June 2nd, 2010

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Date:  Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Comments (18) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-06-02 12:28:52)
D4T4 avatarOK so how did they track down the IP's and what can we do about it in future. Loved the article as usual Sam (any chance of something a little positive now and again, LOL).

posted by Blocked (2010-06-02 12:36:07)
MonsterTV avatarGet over it K. Bigelow!!!!! The film was boring!!!

posted by Blocked (2010-06-02 13:03:03)
No avatarhave to track down ip is easy when you start downlaod it your ip is shown so they jsut check copy ip call your isp...what to go is use ip filter dat peerblock and VPN it all help but your not 100% safe

posted by Blocked (2010-06-02 13:33:23)
menahunie avatarAgain the claims against P2P'ers Ip is allegations. They have not proved anything. Think you get a letter and the "file" isn't "Hurt Locker"; but in reality another file that has nothing to do with that asshole producer.
So they claim a user uploads while downloading a file; maybe true. Only if the download has anti leeching activated so a user can't just download; but has to "upload". Many P2P'ers strictly leech all the time and never upload a file..
They also say even if the upload is only a few megabytes. Really how the heck are you gonna prove it isa even the file you claim with just a "few" megabytes? Oh by using the files title as proof - NOT.
How many times and here is an idea that would drive this asshole producer nuts heheheh. Relabel - ALL of us relabel porno movies to "Hurt Locker" and watch the fun begin.
I can see it now; the EFF puikes have dragged some 13 year old kid into court on alledged copyright violation. The EFF lawyers just getting their rocks off thinking of the huge payday they are going to get from this kid and also ruining this kids parents life also - with a florish to the jury slaps the "copyrighted HURT LOCKER" - Illegal file DVD in the player for the jury and hits play; the screams at the top of their lungs SEE [email protected] HAVE PROOF of this kids guilt. BUT what you would hear is oh baby yea yea that's it sooo deep uh uh uh give it to me baby. LMFAO if that happens.
Point is with so many porno files relabeled "Hurt Locker" it will drive them (EFF) nuts having to try and seize computers and go through files - wait they can't just go through a complete computer from a p2p'er; the court order would state they can only see the file in the court order..

posted by (2010-06-02 13:51:25)
jabunk21 avataryaa taker that's truth.

posted by (2010-06-02 18:17:34)
magiccrack avatarcheers for the read - yip filters are not 100% safe and only as good as how often filters and that are updated.

Did you like the technical term there (and that).

Take care ppl's

posted by (2010-06-02 18:29:40)
raunsmith avatarCrybabies...that movie sucked anyways

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2010-06-02 18:58:51)
fusseltier avatarus district court of columbia? which state?
or is that supposed to be district of columbia?
too bad people dont know what they are doing when they write this stuff and post it.

posted by (2010-06-02 19:16:32)
iwillkillall avataryour a moron fusseltier

posted by (2010-06-02 19:49:37)
magiccrack avataralso i didnt watch it cos it looked like sh&te :) so he can get on his knees and suck ;)

posted by
(2010-06-02 20:04:25)
SaM avatarfusseltier it has been fixed now..happy ? :)
and we know what we are doing when we write these articles , but after all we are human and prone to make mistakes every where..the important thing is that we learn from our mistakes

posted by (2010-06-03 00:50:34)
GGTBod avatarIf the movie had been any good it would not have flopped, I am a file sharer (I mean criminal) who was unfortunate enough to download this piece of sh!!t movie and was disgusted i even wasted the bandwidth never mind any cash.

Now then I am also an avid cinema goer and 90% of the movies I go to see at the cinema (spending upwards of £30 each visit) are movies of which i have just watched a cam or a TS or an R5 of the movie

Is this file sharing sharing killing the movie business or simply the fact that we can now preview a movie before visiting the cinema so films which are absolute sh*te (like Hurt Locker) die a sad and well deserved death no matter how many Academy Awards or critical acclaim it gets because said producers greased all the right back hands in the industry.

Now then if I had spent upwards of £30 to visit this crap at the cinema after listening to the critical acclaim and academy awards it would have p!ss*d me right off and stopped me going to the cinema for at least a couple of months in silent protest

So moral of this rant is if they make good movies will will go see them, even if they just make movies that are pleasing to look at we'll all swarm in like hypnotized labotomised sheep I mean FFS I went to see Avatar in 2D and then 3D and that was after watching the very high quality R5 at least twice so even tho i knew if was sh!*ty-preachy-anti-war-hippy-liberal tripe I still gave them at least £60 at the cinema and each time i went with 4 people who spent at least £30 each and we had all shared the R5

posted by Blocked (2010-06-03 07:10:56)
No avatarhttp://extratorrent.com/forum/topic/4228/a+must+read+for+all+studios+go+for+top+kill+against+bittorrent+users.html

posted by (2010-06-03 17:04:45)
RunsWithBulls avatarGreat info as always Sam but when you say in your article the "producer" of The Hurt Locker don't you mean to use "A$$ hole" :) Thanks for the article

posted by (2010-06-03 20:19:03)
l1berty_ca115 avatarfighting like kids
read the article and getover it guys

posted by (2010-06-04 02:01:33)
frigs avatarthis is something else, they claim that they lose all this money, when in reality, these movies that most of us download, were never in the first place going to be purchased. the only reason we watch so many movies, is because we can get them for free, and if i had to pay for them? well im afraid that is just not an option im willing to consider, i'll watch something else i dont have to pay for. i'll pay for the liquor and drugs i consume as i watch them, but this guy is all butt hurt because he won best picture, but didnt make any money to justify it, so you want to sue for $1500 when it cost $10 to see a overhyped, crappy movie? get the fluff out of here, i hope something very bad happens to this lock sucker.

posted by (2010-06-04 14:41:48)
Halos_Sunspot avatarI'm not sure if this thing would work when you're downloading using utorrent but it has definitely hide my real IP Address though... Check this out you guys

It's an interesting article Sam. Thanks.

posted by (2010-06-04 15:46:50)
savlon3 avatarthank you for shareing, i have downloaded this one and another one but can you tell me will it run with pro xpn as i have it installed and peerblock, proxpn has cut my broadband speed to half , but i think it falst as my download speeds are ok , not on this site i may add but fine else were could someon please answer this for me as i never seam to get a reply for any of my questions lol thank you.

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