"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."