Quentin Tarantino - Quentin Tarantino Files Amended Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Director Quentin Tarantino's is pressing ahead with his legal battle against bosses at Gawker Media, and filed an amended copyright infringement lawsuit on Thursday (01May14).

In January (14), the Pulp Fiction director decided to scrap plans to shoot his Western movie The Hateful Eight after an early draft of his screenplay hit the Internet without his permission.

Editors at Gawker.com published a report about the leak, and shared links to other websites where the scripts had already been uploaded.

Tarantino subsequently filed a lawsuit against executives at the website, accusing them of having "crossed the journalistic line by promoting itself to the public as the first source to read the entire screenplay illegally".

However, on 22 April (14), a judge ruled in favour of the website bosses' request for dismissal of the suit, noting that the director had not presented a specific case of infringement as a result of Gawker editors' actions, therefore there was no solid evidence present in order to move forward with the case.

The judge also allowed Tarantino to amend his infringement claim and refile the suit by 1 May (14), and the moviemaker has now filed a 15-page complaint with a claim of Copyright infringement (Direct and Contributory).

He is seeking actual and statutory damages, as well as at least $1 million (£625,000) in compensation.


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