“Copyright trolling” movie studio gets hit with Godzilla-sized lawsuit

24 06 2015

Most mass-copyright lawsuits today are filed over pornographic material. One movie studio, Voltage Pictures, has tread its own path, combining a knack for making critically acclaimed mainstream films with a strong interest in suing online movie pirates. Voltage sued thousands of John Doe defendants it says downloaded The Hurt Locker and more recently sued hundreds for downloading the Academy Award-winning Dallas Buyers Club.

Now, the Japanese company that owns intellectual property rights to Godzilla says that it’s Voltage that has blown off copyright laws. In a lawsuit (PDF) filed yesterday, Toho Co. says that Voltage is promoting a new Godzilla film, starring Anne Hathaway, without its permission.


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