• Voltage Pictures dismisses 90 percent of defendants in Hurt Locker file-sharing lawsuit

    That record-breaking Hurt Locker lawsuit may not be so impressive after all, now that Voltage Pictures has slashed a major chunk of defendants from its file-sharing complaint. Last week, the company voluntarily dismissed about 90 percent of the 24,583 defendants originally named in the suit, according to documents filed with the US District Court for the District of Columbia. The dismissals were made without prejudice, meaning they could theoretically be re-targeted in the future, though the number of those that reached settlements with Voltage remains unclear. The company also identified some of the alleged file-sharers by name, but acknowledged that 2,278 IP addresses remain anonymous. For more details, check out the coverage from TorrentFreak, where you'll find the full list of dismissed IP addresses, along with the recently-named defendants.

    Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/03/v...-in-hurt-lock/
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      Wow, seems like a grand waste of money.. unless the remaining 10% are going to get hit hard
    1. Artemis's Avatar
      Artemis -
      You missed the sentence in the middle ' though the number of those that reached settlements with Voltage remains unclear ' meaning many of those named may have already settled out of court rather than face long and expensive litigation. That is the point of these suits, the defendant is threatened with a lawsuit that they cannot win, astronomical legal bills and a hefty fine, or the option to settle out of court for a fraction of the sum, most faced with this unpalatable choice simply settle.