Exactly 2,165 anonymous downloaders have been targeted by Hollywood for allegedly downloading “Conan the Barbarian”.
In The lawsuit was started after a complaint filed last week to Maryland’s federal court. The film company is represented by Thomas Dunlap of the Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver, a law company specializing on copyright cases. Dunlap’s company has broad experience with suing thousands of people, because in the past they have brought to justice thousands of Does in the famous “The Expendables” case. The company also represented small movie studios, including producers of the Award-winning “The Hurt Locker”.such cases three steps are usually taken. First, the plaintiffs file a complaint against the suspected pirates, which is then followed by a motion to subpoena Internet service providers to reveal the identities of the anonymous downloaders. Finally, they send letters to the defendants trying to convince them to settle for a certain amount of money or face the court of law.
More pirates are now stating that they are being subjected to seach and seizures bu the FBI with warrants showing the claimant as CBS. One thing is for sure, the situation is well out of hand and a regulating body must be introduced to not just oversee illegal downloading but law enforcement rights as well.