Gawker claims Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' lawsuit should be dropped because the director hasn't accused them of actual copyright infringement.
Gawker is urging a federal court to drop Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' lawsuit.
The website - which stands accused of copyright infringement by linking to a leaked script of the director's upcoming cowboy film, which he has since been forced to scrap - now claims the lawsuit should be dismissed because Tarantino hasn't cited actual copyright infringement, only ''contributory'' factors.
According to Variety.com, they said in a motion to dismiss filed in US District Court in Los Angeles on Monday (10.03.14) that the lawsuit ''does no more than raise the possibility that some member of the public who accessed plaintiff's script using Gawker's link subsequently violated Tarantino's rights by committing an infringement.
''Because plaintiff did not allege any facts showing that an infringing act actually was undertaken by a third party - merely accessing the script by clicking on the link is legally insufficient - plaintiff did not state a claim for contributory infringement.''
Gawker also claims that linking to an online version of the script was fair us because it hadn't ''reproduced'' the material.
They said: ''Gawker made minimal use of the script - it reproduced no part of it but merely linked to another publication. Gawker's use was, at most, incidentally commercial and did not usurp the primary market for and purpose of the script: to make a movie.''
The Oscar-winning 'Django Unchained' director decided to pull the plug on the movie and is demanding at least $1 million in damages for Gawker's actions.
He said he had only given the script for 'The Hateful Eight' to six people and believes one of them must have let their agent see it, who subsequently sent it on.
District Judge John Walter has scheduled a hearing in the case for April 14.
In 1947, Dalton (Bryan Cranston) is the film industry's top-paid screenwriter, so of course the House Un-American Activities Commission goes after...
Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies graphic novel has been made into a film.
Sir Elton's new album, 'Wonderful Crazy Night', came out the next day.
The video for 'Hymn For the Weekend' was filmed in Mumbai, India.
Three more seasons to go for this adored comedy.
LeBlanc was announced as one of Chris Evans' co-hosts on the brand new 'Top Gear' on Thursday.
New York trio Fun Lovin' Criminals first made an impact back in 1996 with the release of their since acclaimed debut LP Come Find Yourself.
This lively romp is entertaining enough to amuse the audience even when it veers off the rails.