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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 […]

23,000 BITTORRENT USERS WILL BE BITTEN

May 11, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

More than 23,000 BitTorrent users who downloaded a copy of the Sylvester Stallone movie The Expendables are likely to receive letters from the U.S. Copyright Group, notifying them that they will be sued for copyright infringement. The USCG letter will also propose a settlement of around $2,000, published reports said today (Wednesday). According to Wired […]

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 […]

DESPITE LAWSUITS, DOWNLOADS OF “HURT LOCKER” PERSIST

July 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Action by a group of attorneys operating as the U.S. Copyright Group to sue 5,000 people who allegedly downloaded the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker have not deterred thousands of others from illegally downloading the movie, the website TorrentFreak reported on Monday. The website, which publishes a monthly list of the films most frequently downloaded […]

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 […]

TIME WARNER CABLE WANTS NO PART OF LEGAL ACTION AGAINST PIRATES

May 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner cable has rejected a demand by a group of Washington D.C. lawyers to provide information about more than 2,000 BitTorrent users who may have illegally downloaded director Uwe Boll’s movie Far Cry. The recently formed U.S. Copyright Group has said that it intends to sue the downloaders of the movie and plans to […]

TIME WARNER CABLE REJECTS REQUEST TO NAME POSSIBLE PIRATES

May 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner cable has rejected a demand by a group of Washington D.C. lawyers to provide information about more than 2,000 BitTorrent users who may have illegally downloaded director Uwe Boll’s movie Far Cry. The recently formed U.S. Copyright Group has said that it intends to sue the downloaders of the movie and plans to […]

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 […]