http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20006314-261.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...r-producers-sue-5000-over-digital-piracy.html Do you think this is a good idea? The film only grossed $16m at the box office, so it's either a way to make some extra pennies, or is simply out of spite. The idea is that they give the defendant the chance to settle out of court for around $1,500, and threaten the defendant with further court action if they do not comply - with the incentive that if they go to court the amount could go up to around $150,000 plus fees. A similar sort of scheme has been going on over here in the UK for a number of years now, and has been met with widespread criticism most notably from members of the House of Lords. The biggest problem with it is that the method for collecting IP addresses seems to be flawed. Hundreds of people have been wrongly accused. What's to stop this happening in the US? To me, it seems as though the makers of The Hurt Locker are going to horribly taint their movie, and instead of going down as 'the underdog that won the Oscar', it'll go down as 'the movie that sued thousands of fans'. I'm not advocating piracy, I have this movie on DVD, but I think this is a bad move on their part.