Movie Industry Sues Pirates With Crappy Taste


Surely it's embarrassing enough to be caught with a digital copy of Uwe Boll's Far Cry on your hard drive, but some illegal downloaders are now being sued for such lapses in taste. According to the Hollywood Reporter, more than 20,000 lawsuits have been filed in the past few weeks against BitTorrent users for infringing on five little-seen films: The Steam Experiment, Uncross the Stars, The Gray Man, Call of the Wild 3-D, and Far Cry. More suits targeting 30,000 downloaders of five additional films are said to be forthcoming (no word yet on whether they'll be shitty movies also), and if the litigation works, it could be just a hint of what's to come as Hollywood looks to get in on the lucrative fan-suing business that the music industry's had so much success with. Basically, it's just a matter of time before your settlement offer arrives in the mail, so we'd only advise you to make sure it's for downloading something better than Far Cry.

New litigation campaign quietly targets tens of thousands of movie downloaders [Esq./HR]