How Mass BitTorrent Lawsuits Turn Low-Budget Movies Into Big Bucks | Threat Level | Wired.com

 

 

On March 7, Camelot Distribution Group, an obscure film company in Los Angeles, unveiled its latest and potentially most profitable release: a federal lawsuit against BitTorrent users who allegedly downloaded the company’s 2010 B-movie revenge flick Nude Nuns With Big Guns between January and March of this year. The single lawsuit targets 5,865 downloaders, making it theoretically worth as much as $879,750,000 — more money than the U.S. box-office gross for Avatar.

via How Mass BitTorrent Lawsuits Turn Low-Budget Movies Into Big Bucks | Threat Level | Wired.com.

Methinks the original purpose of copyrights have been lost in this kind of situation. I think it’s about time we do something to drastically overhaul the intellectual property laws in this country, as this kind of behavior is getting more and more prevalent. If you’re lucky enough to live in Massachusetts, Europe, Canada, or Australia, look up your local Pirate Party and find out what you can do to get involved. And if you’re in one of the other 49 states (or outside the US, see what you can do to bring the Pirate Party to your local ballot box. They’re never going to stop until we stop them.

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