"You mess with the bull, you get
the horns." It appears that filesharers that illegally
downloaded "The Hurt Locker" over BitTorrent are about to
feel the wrath of Voltage Pictures, the producers of the film.
The producers threatened legal action
against pirates back
in early May. At the time, it was reported the Voltage Pictures
had the cooperation of 75 percent of the ISPs involved with the
illegal downloads. According to artflaw, the producers
filed a lawsuit against 5,000 "John Does" in a
Washington, DC federal court.
The complaint notes that "Defendants'
infringements allow them and others unlawfully to obtain and
distribute for free unauthorized copyrighted works that the Plaintiff
spends millions of dollars to create and/or distribute."
A Defendant's distribution of even one
unlawful copy of a motion picture can result in the nearly
instantaneous worldwide distribution of that single copy to a
limitless number of people."
In closing, the lawsuit note that the
pirates "unless enjoined and restrained by this Court, will
continue to cause the Plaintiff great and irreparable injury that
cannot fully be compensated or measured in money."
Voltage Pictures has the IP addresses
of those that download copies of "The Hurt Locker", and it
"believes that information obtained in discovery will lead to
the identification of each of the defendant's true name."
Voltage Picture is declaring was on
pirates and it doesn't appear to be fazed by any negativity that
comes with such actions from the torrent community. Voltage Pictures
President Nicholas Chartier made that abundantly clear a few weeks
ago when he
blasted a person that had genuine concerns about the scope of the
Chartier went nuclear, stating, "I'm
glad you're a moron who believes stealing is right. I hope your
family and your kids end up in jail one day for stealing so maybe
they can be taught the difference. Until then, keep being stupid,
you're doing that very well."
quote: That is right, support the people involved in their illegal activities by committing more illegal activities. That sounds reasonable to me. The producers didn't do any thing wrong and they have every right to pursue legal action against the piracy.
quote: and maybe actually make quality content rather then the shit they put out nowadays.
quote: The only truth here is that pirates use something without paying for it.
quote: If the cost of making a movie is too expensive, then I should find a cheaper way to make it - like maybe split the cost with a friend. There's this whole ocean of options available to them before they get to the point of suing their customers .
quote: The people who make entertainment can set their own prices. If you don't like it, then don't buy it. Doesn't give you any right to use it for free.
quote: I only had a problem with the ballet, so I only mentioned it. Your point is trash, and in no way speaks to mine - exactly as I predicted, you don't get it. People pay for the experience of ballet, operas, plays, & orchestras.
quote: No, - when I dismissed wear & tear on the boat, it meant I wasn't worried about damage. As for drowning - what the hell does it matter? And who owns the lake? I didn't mention it because I didn't think it needed to be explicitly stated that the lake is for public use.
quote: Yeah, it would. But, if they don't, and I still use it, then it's not cool. Not right. Not stealing - but piracy. I'm having trouble following you here - I thought you were going somewhere, but you managed to just make my point.
quote: Anyway, I tried working with your example.
quote: By the way - EVERYTHING is illegal because we the people made it that way - so take your tired craptacular argument somewhere else.
quote: pirates are breaking the damned law
quote: Even more atrocious than your other analogies, and it flies in the face of the entire concept of a Free Market. This is entertainment - not air, water, food, gas, or electricity. The people who make entertainment can set their own prices. If you don't like it, then don't buy it.
quote: Is this really your view? That since the movie didn't gross hundreds or millions of dollars it was a failure and therefore they need to recoup by going after people that are illegally sharing files through torrents?
quote: Perhaps they do not appreciate people stealing their product and then sharing it illegally with others over the internet. They have every right to do this and it has nothing to do with them not making enough money or being creative enough.
quote: Oh, and by the way - they offered a nominal settlement to all defendants prior to filing suit. If they were 'desperate', one would think they'd just sue for the maximum statutory damage.
quote: the other one broke her bank
quote: Piracy is illegal, period.
quote: What do you think a legally binding document is?
quote: Although I do not serve in the military
quote: I get so tired of the tech community complaining about the movie sucking...
quote: This is so simple... Obtaining copies of movies, songs, or software in any way, shape, or form without paying for them is copying , period.It doesn't matter how bad the movie is. It doesn't matter how unethical or wealthy the producers and distributors of the movie are. It doesn't matter how much, or how little they made on the movie. It doesn't even matter if the producers and distributors are breaking laws. Two wrongs don't make a right. Copying is copying , regardless of how you do it.There is no difference in downloading a movie, and walking into a store and walking out with something you made yourself with your own materials without paying for it. None! And you can whine all you want about how you got caught. Everybody knows that all your whining isn't really about how they caught you. It's about the fact that you got caught, and it might cost you.Why is that so hard to understand?
quote: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts
quote: There is no difference in downloading a movie, and walking into a store and walking out with a copy without paying for it. None!