“Hurt Locker” Producers Make List of Alleged Infringers PublicAdded: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
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Here you are, welcome to check whether your IP address is mentioned among the 700 that have been made public for now. The list provided by the producers of the Academy Award-winning film is just a part of many thousands of BitTorrent file-sharers they are going to bring a lawsuit against for illegally downloading online copies of the film.
The US Copyright Group (USCG), a law company based in DC that appears to combine the advantages of technology ventures and a group of law firms specialized in copyright law, said last month it represents “The Hurt Locker” movie producers who intended to sue thousands if not tens of thousands of BitTorrent file-sharers for copyright infringement committed by unauthorized sharing copies of the film in the Internet.
About a month passed and the USCG has already officially filed a lawsuit against 5,000 people (their IP addresses to be exact) in the United States District Court for the DC, where it told the judge that even if the accused facilitated a distribution of just one illegal copy of the “Hurt Locker”, it could still result in the almost instant worldwide outspread of this single copy to a numerous number of users.
In addition, this week the US Copyright Group filed a huge document containing 23 pages with the court, where it listed a part of the IP addresses which owners the group accuses of copyright violation: 700 so far. However, the law firm still has some obstacles on its way, such as, for example, the necessity to first convince the judge that requests should be issued in order to find out the real identities hidden behind each IP address.
In its filing the USCG tells the court that its lawsuit will be unable to proceed without some limited discovery the group seeks. It points out that the only entities able to identify the otherwise anonymous infringers are the Internet Service Providers. Without such discovery the entertainment industry will fail to protect its copyrighted works from continued infringement.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have in respond reminded the judge that the US Copyright Group needs yet to prove it has jurisdiction over the unknown defendants the requests are intended to identify. In addition, they criticize that the USCG lumped together all the alleged users in a single lawsuit, despite the fact that each of them committed the infringement independently of one another.
June 15th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
|i downloaded several copys of that and mine is not listed - yet :-)|
I feel for any whose is though..
Thankyou for the update SaM
|i'm good so far... thxs 4 the info SaM...|
|posted by (2010-06-15 14:51:33)|
|those ip addresses appear to all be American, Im thinking they only have the jurisdiction to file lawsuits in the Us, or am i mistaken?|
|Damn that sucks. I'm good for now also.|
|A list huh? Is anone else having trouble buying this? no offence Sam but it seems a lil odd they would release IP adresses of people they are coming after. Infact US is 2 sly and this could even be a setup to snach peoples IP adresses. As only the people worried would would go check the list. Im leary!|
|posted by (2010-06-15 17:47:09)|
|@6 even if it is a setup to snatch peoples IPs they cant sue you for looking at a list so grabbing those of people who look at the list would be pointless.|
|I hope someone sues them for defamation of character, as they are accusing people publically before those they are accusing have been found guilty in a court of law, or is the law different in the US?|
|It looks like they are all between 4/16/10 and 5/5/10.|
|Sorry. Thanks SaM.|
|Is it smart for us to stumble or tweet this post? I wouldnt want the world to find out about ET and have the site go down in the future.|
|posted by (2010-06-15 21:25:21)|
|do you realise that people that make a comment saying "i'm safe and i'm not on the list yet" are make there admission that you downloaded the file and if these people are looking on sites like this they may come after you .!!!|
|i'm safe but it want go far thanks sam|
|Commander the laws really sucks in the US they r really made for he rich and thats a fact|
|posted by (2010-06-16 01:07:24)|
|Thanks for info.|
|posted by (2010-06-16 01:55:01)|
|There is this little inconvenient document called the constitution which sometimes gets in the way of thugs like this law firm, and the jerkoff producer who hired them. As far as im concerned posting these IP addressess (which may be your innocent grandma next door) is unconstitutional, and I hope the tables are turned and someone who is listed sues them! Aside from the legality of demanding money for someone's IP address, I also have issue with what I consider "found" property under the law, rather than "stolen" property which is the grounds they are suing under. Here's a scenerio for example, If a hotshot Hollywood guy walks into a Hollywood party with all his pals and gives copies of his movie (to his Hollywood buddies) to generate hype, whose fault is it if one of his buddies gives it to someone that is not in Hollywood or saaaayyyy loses it on the sidewalk while walking home and a pedestrian walking later on finds it. Is the pedestrian now in possession of "stolen" property, or is it "found" property? I say its found and should be challenged in a court of law. The real persons to blame are the studios who release "screener" copies which I know Hurt Locker was inititially. Now I've seen screener copies and I know they flash "property of", but is that really enough to sue the average joe over for "finding" something on the sidewalk. LOL, I mean, if I start watching it and then see that "property of" do I send it back to the studio and they send me back a Thank-You letter for finding it!?? lmao. I think not. If I were anyone of those people listed I would contact the ACLU immediately and lets make this a public news matter..CNN,FOX,MSNBC bring em all and put this producer in the spotlight. His movies will be boycotted forever by the people he has been made a millionare by.|
|posted by (2010-06-16 02:09:58)|
|And for those of you posting paranoid comments this forum falls under freedom of speech and opinions are not admission that you found something and viewed it, its not possession. lmao|
|the only thing I would concern if I had downloaded the movie or was in that list was if it could eventually give jail time,cause I'm as broke as the day I was born and they wouldn't get a penny,in my case a cent out of me ;)|
|posted by (2010-06-16 05:51:04)|
|Is ET the only site that doesn't get hit?? Like a Ninja!! haha.|
Did download the movie but good so far!
|copyright your IP adress and if they publish it sue them :)|
|posted by (2010-06-19 02:13:27)|
|Attention Hurt Locker Producers, screw you and your crappy war movie anyways. Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Full Metal Jacket, to name a few were way better movies|
The file sharing community is a rather large one. I say we flip you the bird and lets boycott any future projects by Hurt Whinning Suckhole Locker Producers.
How many millions did you make anyways, fuuuuuuuuuuuck you!!!
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