Over 20,000 defendants have been relieved from a lawsuit filed against them by the maker of the Oscar winning movie, The Hurt Locker.
The lawsuit, filed by Voltage Pictures against a record breaking 24,583 individuals, had accused the individuals of being involved in illegal sharing of the movie.
After this latest development, 90 percent of the defendants have been dismissed from the filing, while charges on over two thousand still remain.
Documents filed by a U.S court disclosed that all the defendants, apart from 2,300 have been “voluntarily dismissed without prejudice.”
With this, the demands for compensation from the 2300 defendants still remain despite the fact that the company was unable to pinpoint their identities in the allotted 120 days as per court orders.
“In circumstances where a Doe [unidentified] defendant has not filed the motion and only sent it to the ISP, most ISPs withhold the identifying information so that the Doe defendant can then file the motion with the court,” according to recent filings in the case, as reported (opens in new tab)by VentureBeat.
“Further, plaintiff’s counsel has been informed by the ISPs that numerous Doe defendants have recently re-filed their motions or have filed motions for reconsideration of the Court’s prior rulings,” it added.