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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The turn of the 21st century was rife with bitter anti-piracy lawsuits pitting studios against their potential customers, with music labels banding together to blast Napster -- and its massive user base -- to smithereens.
Get ready for round two. This time, it's BitTorrent users facing off against the movie studios.

Nearly 50,000 users of BitTorrent's peer-to-peer downloading software have been targeted in a sting over the past few months, accused of illegally downloading one of two movies.
Voltage Pictures, the studio behind 2009's The Hurt Locker, is suing almost 25,000 BitTorrent users who allegedly illegally downloaded the flick. That came just weeks after 23,000 were sued for downloading The Expendables.


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As TorrentFreak, the first blog to report on the Locker case, points out: If only 10,000 of the alleged infringers pay a $2,000 settlement, it would net $20 million for Voltage and USCG. In comparison, The Hurt Locker grossed $17 million at the U.S. box office.


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Proof that crappy movie = people will download them "illegally" cuz is not worth it
and good movie = people willing to pay for it
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lol. They can't get people to go to movies to spend money, so they sue there anonymous representations in order to gain more money.
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Proof that crappy movie = people will download them "illegally" cuz is not worth it
and good movie = people willing to pay for it
That's ... definitely not proof. Pretty sure that people download illegally good movies too.
    
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The Hurt Locker is suppose to be very good....
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Proof that crappy movie = people will download them "illegally" cuz is not worth it
and good movie = people willing to pay for it
Disagree. This might be true if the only torrents available were poor quality. For the most part, pirates will not pay for what they can get for free. Not everyone gets a warm fuzzy feeling from supporting those who made their favorite movies.

Also I thought Hurt Locker was pretty good from what I saw of it on TV.
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The Hurt Locker is suppose to be very good....
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Also I thought Hurt Locker was pretty good from what I saw of it on TV.

Never saw the movie but judging from the grossed they earn (according to cnn), 20mil is kinda weak


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lol. They can't get people to go to movies to spend money, so they sue there anonymous representations in order to gain more money.
^This
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I dont care......im sorry but i just dont care. Movie company's have obscene amounts of money, their "actors" get paid way way WAY too much.
Until the day comes when i go to buy a newspaper and see Brad Pitt or Seth Rogen etc selling the big issue, im not gonna give a hoot.
Just my two cents
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The Hurt Locker was an excellent movie...
    
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If someone gets away with getting one movie for free, chances are they are going to grab another, another, etc. I was setting up a friends new computer and transferring all his data over, dude probably had 50+ movies...all torrented and more than half were huge box office, good movies.
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Never saw the movie but judging from the grossed they earn (according to cnn), 20mil is kinda weak




^This
It was a good movie.
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