'Hurt Locker' Makers Sue BitTorrent Users

The Oscar-winning Hurt Locker grossed $17 million at the U.S. box office, but now the film's makers are filing a lawsuit for millions more in settlements, charging 24,583 alleged BitTorrent users with piracy. In March 2010, the law firm Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver issued a "pay up or else" warning to movie pirates in the U.S. Voltage Pictures, which produced Hurt Locker, teamed up with the firm and initially sued 5,000 file-sharers, but now it has added almost 20,000 more defendants to their case. The numbers alone indicate that the suit could result in a big settlement, and break The Expendables' record for the largest suit against BitTorrent.