Lionsgate Sues Pirates Over ‘Expendables 3’ Leaked Internet Copy

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    Lionsgate Sues Pirates Over ‘Expendables 3’ Leaked Internet Copy
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    Lionsgate has filed a lawsuit against 10 anonymous individuals the studio alleges were responsible for illegally sharing a high-quality copy of “The Expendables 3″ three weeks before its theatrical debut.

    The studio is seeking unspecified monetary damages for contributory copyright infringement, and seeks to block the operators of several cloud-storage and torrent-sharing websites from linking to or distributing the poached copy of the action film.

    In addition, Lionsgate’s lawsuit demands that the defendants, identified as John Does 1-10, turn over all digital copies of the film, including hardware like servers that contain pirated copies, and that they be barred from continuing to operate the websites.

    According to the lawsuit, Lionsgate became aware on or about July 24 that a digital copy of “Expendables 3″ had been stolen and shared on pirate sites. Since then, there have been more than 2 million downloads of “Expendables 3″ worldwide, according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio.

    “Lions Gate is informed and believes and on that basis alleges that only a single digital file containing the Film was stolen, and that every copy of the Film alleged in this complaint (and every copy available anywhere on the Internet) originated from and is a reproduction of that single original digital file,” the lawsuit says.

    The film, which bows Aug. 15 in the U.S., stars Sylvester Stallone with an ensemble cast that includes Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Terry Crews, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes and Harrison Ford.

    Lionsgate’s suit names as defendants the operators of sites including Limetorrents.com, Billionuploads.com, Hulkfile.eu, Played.to, Swantshare.com and Dotsemper.com.

    “Defendants’ conduct as alleged herein has caused and will continue to cause Lions Gate irreparable harm for which there is no adequate remedy at law, and is also causing damage to Lions Gate in an amount which cannot be accurately computed at this time but will be proven at trial,” the lawsuit states.

    The studio filed suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division. The case has been assigned docket no. 2:14-cv-06033.

    News of the lawsuit was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.


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    The movie was just O.K., I still can't believe they tried to pass off the skank bull-dyke cunt Rousey as a hot kick ass action babe. :facepalm:
     
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    I already watched it for free online. Thanks pirates.
     
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    I thought Gibson was a great villain, Snipes wasn't bad either. But his new young team were a bunch of shitheads, and there was too much CGI, half the big battle looked like a cartoon especially the helicopter chase.
     
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    I can't believe it leaked so early from distribution. Those files are usually looked after very carefully. Fucking crazy.
     
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    I hope the pirates are Somali
     
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    They will bust someone but it won't be the filesharers. Studios watermark individual frames or even change address signs or something numerical in the movie to track editors and which copy gets leaked.
     
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    ...this is just the beginning. wait until they get the ip#s of all the people that downloaded it and they start suing those people too. they will because there are law firms that make all of their money specializing in finding and suing individuals for downloading.
     
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    man Howard better start maksing his IP address asap

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    I use Anonymous BitTorrent Proxy encrypted tunnel they don't have logs, don't log anything :dancin:
     
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    newsgroups with ssl connection
     
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    ...well then youre free to keep downloading what you want i just hope youre not downloading shit movies like expendables 3.
     
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    No i didn't get it, is a shitty movie indeed..
     
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    Wouldn't watch it even if I knew how to pirate o_O
     
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    Didn't even know they made Expendables 2.:coffee:
     
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    I saw it and didn't even download it. Not a fan of the first movie.

    In other news, Cap2 popped up today - even the 1080p 3d version.
     
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    didn't waste bandwidth downloading it. it's probably shit and don't have 2hrs to spend on it.
     
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    It all started when that silly Pelican let Ralph borrow it.
     
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    They threaten and send letters and extort settlements without filing suit. They rarely even bother going to court.
     
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    "Boff, I don't know why you have such a hard time getting screeners. I tell everyone I give them to not to give them to anyone else."
     
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    One of the greatest moments in Stern history. :jj: