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What Lawsuit? Pirates Still Sharing Hurt Locker

Back in May, the Hurt Locker producers announced that they had enlisted the help of a Washington D.C.-based firm called The U.S. Copyright Group and would be suing thousands of BitTorrent users for illegally downloading The Hurt Locker. A few weeks later, the production company filed suit against 5,000 torrenters.

However, it seems the suit has not affected downloads of the movie on BitTorrent. TorrentFreak reports that download statistics for the movie are nearly in line with May.

"In June, the film was downloaded little over 200,000 times, which puts it in the top 25 of most downloaded movies last month. Considering that the film has been available on BitTorrent for more than a year already, this high download number is quite an achievement and only a few percent less than the previous month."

Though it seems as though many BitTorrent users are just continuing to download the movie and hoping they don't get caught, it's just as likely that users aren't aware of the suit and, as a result, aren't aware of the consequences.

TorrentFreak points out that, ironically enough, the Hurt Locker producers haven't asked BitTorrent to take the download links down (there are more than 200). Could that be because they're going to make a boatload of money off of people pirating the movie?

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  • mavanhel
    Alright Canadians, let's get back at these producers. Before (read: If) Bill C-32 is let through we need to up these numbers. Screw you producers, this is what you get.
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  • Assmar
    No wonder people are stealing it, it's a pretty good flick.
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  • nforce4max
    As long there is there is the means and the want there will always be piracy. Hell I still remember of people pirating old records and CDs, don't forget 8 track people pirated those to. As for movies there is absolutely nothing they can do with out killing the goose that layd the golden egg.
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  • atdhe
    I don't know, of course it is not right to pirate a movie but it just 'feels' right, I mean, not in the sense that it's the right way but that it's not a bad thing, i don't know why.

    Maybe it's because when I pirate a movie, i usually watch it in my 15" Laptop or 19" Desktop Monitor, but if it is a very good movie, I'd gladly pay for it too see it on the big screen, it's just a totally different experience.

    Therefore, i just don't think filling Law Suits is the right way to stop piracy. I don't know which one is the right way, but this is definitely not because piracy IMO is just an evolutionary thing, which can't be fought though hindering and scaring piraters through Law Suits, they need to invent something that does the contrary, e.g something satisfying for which they'd be willing to spend money on.

    This IMO applies to the whole entertainment industry.
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  • duckmanx88
    seriously people, netflix or redbox it. if you want to watch it that bad, support the people(everyone) that make this film and other films.
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  • arael
    Surprising that it's still being downloaded. Would have thought people would have realised it's a pretty bad movie by now...
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  • chickenhoagie
    duckmanx88seriously people, netflix or redbox it. if you want to watch it that bad, support the people(everyone) that make this film and other films.We be pirates! Ye British ways get'cha walkin the planks matey!
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  • Strider-Hiryu_79
    I heard there's a porno parody in the works called "the **** knocker"
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  • lashabane
    Though it seems as though many BitTorrent users are just continuing to download the movie and hoping they don't get caught, it's just as likely that users aren't aware of the suit and, as a result, aren't aware of the consequences.

    Option A) They hope they're not caught.
    Option B) They aren't aware of the consequences.
    Option C) They can't be intimidated by B.S. tactics.

    I'm going for option C.
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  • matt87_50
    exactly, this will be good news to them! forcing people to pay thousands for a movie is a great business model! knowing the arrogant bastards that made the movie, they probably think thats a fair price too...
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