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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

"The Hurt Locker producers to sue illegal file-sharers," BBC, June 2, 2010.

[The BBC's bias on this story is clear from the headline. The file-sharers are "illegal" period--not "alleged," no quotation marks. Apparently, no trial was necessary. In the view of Voltage, the media company, new technology makes it easier to commit piracy which is "directly contributing" to the decline in the "film" industry. It seems not to occur to them that new technology is making their 20th century concepts and business models obsolete. -jlt]

Voltage Pictures, the company behind Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker, has filed lawsuits against alleged illegal file-sharers of the movie in the US.

  "Suing people for being fans is just quite stupid."
Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi
The Pirate Bay

Internet Service Providers have identified 5,000 net connections which have been involved in sharing the film via peer-to-peer networks.

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