5,000 Hurt Locker lawsuits filed: Were you targetted?

The first Hurt Locker lawsuits are a-flyin’. Were you one of the lucky winners?

As you know, the movie’s producers hooked up with the U.S. Copyright Group, which, aside from the official-sounding name, is just another one of the many copyright infringement collection agencies out there. It’s about as federal as Federal Express, in other words.

Their gimmick is to send you a letter saying, “Hi. We have information from your ISP that says you downloaded The Hurt Locker using BitTorrent. You have two options: cut us a cheque right now for $1,500, or face the wrath of the U.S. court system.”

Five thousand such lawsuits have been sent so far.

I didn’t download the movie from BitTorrent, so I’m not expecting a letter.