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DID CANADIAN HOCKEY TEAM ILLEGALLY DOWNLOAD MOVIE?

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The producers of The Hurt Locker have often blamed online piracy for the movie’s dismal showing in 2009. With a total domestic gross of just $17 million, the film, which dominated the Academy Awards presentations in 2010 with six wins including Best Picture, likely holds the record for the fewest tickets sold for an Oscar […]

24,583 HURT LOCKER DOWNLOADERS NOW FACE PIRACY SUITS

May 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lawyers representing the producers of The Hurt Locker have identified the IP addresses of 24,583 BitTorrent users who downloaded copies of the Oscar-winning movie and plan to sue the owners of those addresses for copyright violations, according to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks the BitTorrent turf and published the complete list of the 24,584 IP addresses in […]

WHAT HAPPENED TO DIVERSITY AT OSCARS?

January 27, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Despite the fact that last year’s Oscars presentations featured several non-white and female nominees, this year’s list of top nominees conspicuously excludes them. While last year’s winner for best film went to The Hurt Locker, which was co-produced by Kathryn Bigelow, who also won a best director Oscar for the film, not one woman was […]

TWILIGHT STUDIO SEEKING TO BORROW $800 MILLION

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With its current ability to borrow money at lower interest rates thanks to its success with the Twilight movies, Summit Entertainment plans to recapitalize by raising $800 million in new loans that will be used to pay off its higher-interest old loans and pay a dividend to stakeholders, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), […]

MORE ATTORNEYS JOIN IN FIGHT AGAINST PIRATES

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Copyright Group, the group of Washington D.C.-based attorneys suing thousands of BitTorrent users for allegedly illegally downloading movies, including the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker, has mobilized 15 additional law firms to help in cases in which the file-sharers refuse to pay the $1,500 settlement demand, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The website TorrentFreak.com […]

LAWYERS STANDING BY TO DEFEND ACCUSED PIRATES

June 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has gathered the names of some 75 attorneys who have agreed to come to the aid of anyone accused by the U.S. Copyright Group (USCG) of illegally downloading movies from BitTorrent websites. The EFF issued the list on Friday after reports that some Internet service providers (ISPs) had agreed to cooperate […]

COPYRIGHT GROUP BEGINS SUING DOWNLOADERS

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Millions of people who heretofore have seen no reason for securing their wi-fi routers with a password may now think twice about not doing so after thousands of them have received notices from lawyers for the U.S. Copyright Group (USCG) that they are being sued for downloading copyrighted movies illegally. The group has already filed […]

LOACH GOES TO WAR AGAIN, THIS TIME AGAINST BUSH AND BLAIR

May 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ken Loach, who last came to the Cannes Film Festival four years ago, when he picked up the festival’s top Palme d’Or award for best film (The Wind that Shakes the Barley about the Irish battle for independence) has returned with a powerful muckraking movie condemning the Iraq War, Route Irish. While other films about […]

LAWYERS TO SUE ILLEGAL “HURT LOCKER” DOWNLOADERS

May 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Voltage Pictures may have seen only $15 million from theater ticket sales for The Hurt Locker, which won the Oscar this year for best picture, but it stands to net far more than that by suing tens of thousands of BitTorrent users who downloaded the movie illegally online. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Voltage is […]