Producers of Oscar's movie "Lord of the Storm" are preparing a lawsuit to tens of thousands of people who illegally downloaded the tape from the Internet. For this company Voltage Pictures, movie financers, has signed a contract with the Washington-based US Copyright Group.
Lord of the storm first appeared in the web of more than five months before its U.S. release in June of last year. March 6 film won several Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, and then demand for it in peering networks again increased. Despite the awards, the film has collected in the U.S. only about $ 16 millions.
U.S. Copyright Group has already filed lawsuits involving about a dozen films, including "Far Cry", "Call of the Wild 3D" and "Uncross the Stars". In some circles it has caused concern, while others gave rise to a joke that the movie industry is suing only those who have bad taste.
Of the approximately 50,000 people appearing in the claims, only three of them dared to challenge the subpoena. Thus, a resident of Georgia referred to the law that protects journalists from having to disclose their sources of information. The judge dismissed the petition. In another case, a lady had made her, because her IP-address was not specified in the original complaint. Unfortunately for her, the claim has been rewritten.
Scare people calling to the court, US Copyright Group immediately offers to resolve the issue amicably. About 40% have already agreed. With the rest while talking.
According to Mr. Dunlap, from the beginning of the judicial campaign US Copyright Group received a letter from 20-30 kinoobedineny, which, while expressing disappointment with the rampant piracy, have expressed their desire to collaborate with this pirate-catchers.