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New Downloading Lawsuit Blitz Focuses on Those Who Allegedly Used BitTorrent to Get ‘Hurt Locker’

Posted Jun 10, 2011 6:33 AM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A controversial tactic of suing, or threatening to sue, en masse, thousands of individuals who have allegedly violated the law by illegally downloading copyrighted material is now focusing on a new target.

Almost 50,000 individuals claimed to have used BitTorrent's peer-to-peer software to download one of two movies (The Expendables and Hurt Locker) have been sued in federal court in Washington, D.C., since February by the U.S. Copyright Group, reports CNNMoney.

A D.C.-based law firm, Dunlap Grubb & Weaver, formed U.S. Copyright Group.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Class Action Accuses Anti-Piracy Law Firm of ‘Settlement Fraud and Extortion’"

ABAJournal.com: "Adult Content Producers File Mass Tort Against Alleged Downloaders"

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