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Lawsuit against Hurt Locker sharers hits 24,583 users

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 May 2011 17:52 User comments (8)

Lawsuit against Hurt Locker sharers hits 24,583 users The widely reported mass suing of sharers of the Oscar-winning Hurt Locker movie has bloated to include 24,583 file sharers.
This new number puts it on top of the list for the most number of potential defendants in a file sharing case, just ahead of the lawsuit against sharers of the "Expendables" movie, which initially took aim at 23,322 sharers. Both lawsuits are being managed by Washington, DC-based law firm Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver.

Filed last year, the Hurt Locker lawsuit originally targeted about 5,000 file sharers, but has jumped to almost 25,000 since. Of the 24,583 people, 10,532 subscribe to Comcast services, 5,239 to Verizon, 2,699 to Charter and 1,750 to Time Warner.

This mammoth mass-lawsuit won't be carried out quickly however, as both Charter and Verizon have only agreed to provide between 100 and 150 subscriber identities per months, whereas Comcast hasn't agreed to hand over any details at all yet.

TorrentFreak is hosting documents that list all targeted IP addresses in the Hurt Locker case.

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8 user comments

125.5.2011 18:32

Seems like a giant e-peen contest to see who can sue the most people...

225.5.2011 19:34

I wonder if they will ever understand law suits won't deter piracy its as useful as throwing gasoline to stop a raging flame.


logic is an enemy and truth is a menace

325.5.2011 21:44

This is a very controversial film, do not know why it was nominated?

426.5.2011 2:47

Oscars are not about making good movies...they are about making movies that out-of-touch old men (who don't go to the theaters) think are artistic...like a documentary about some king with a speech problem, but without the realism of a documentary.



526.5.2011 10:40

What a waste of time.

Let's just say........hypothetically of course, that I downloaded Hurt Locker in a Blu-ray rip format .MP4, try coming after me because I bought it on Blu-ray and have it at home to show. BOO-YA bitches!!!


Again.......Laura........what's with the senseless comments? I don't recall any major "controversy" other than the mere fact that it's about the Iraq war.

It was nominated because of great acting, great storyline and a movie that truly promoted Freudian's Theory of "Suspense of Disbelief" allowing people to enjoy without constantly bitching about "that's not possible" or "that can't happen".

I do ask people one simple question when they complain about movies for whatever reason.........Were you "entertained"???? 99% come back and say yes.

63.6.2011 8:35

As I shared it after downloading it I look forward to a UK summons!


Pip

73.6.2011 11:28

What I dont get is, whats the difference between me downloading a movie and watching it, or watching it off tv, or borrowing a friends dvd and watching?

84.6.2011 4:24

Originally posted by hearme0:
What a waste of time.

Let's just say........hypothetically of course, that I downloaded Hurt Locker in a Blu-ray rip format .MP4, try coming after me because I bought it on Blu-ray and have it at home to show. BOO-YA bitches!!!


Again.......Laura........what's with the senseless comments? I don't recall any major "controversy" other than the mere fact that it's about the Iraq war.

It was nominated because of great acting, great storyline and a movie that truly promoted Freudian's Theory of "Suspense of Disbelief" allowing people to enjoy without constantly bitching about "that's not possible" or "that can't happen".

I do ask people one simple question when they complain about movies for whatever reason.........Were you "entertained"???? 99% come back and say yes.
i wasnt entertained i was very disappointed.it won heaps of awards and about 50minutes into it i was extremely bored and turned it off.

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