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Gawker urges court to drop Quentin Tarantino lawsuit

Gawker urges court to drop Quentin Tarantino lawsuit

Mar 11 2014, 5:14am CDT | by

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...

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Gawker urges court to drop Quentin Tarantino lawsuit

Mar 11 2014, 5:14am CDT | by

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.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh bags female lead in The Hateful Eight

Oct 10 2014 1:18am CDT | Source: Total Film

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight has bagged itself a new leading lady, with Jennifer Jason Leigh signing on to join the project. Leigh will be appearing as Daisy Domergue, a woman wanted for murder who is set to hang just as soon as she is transported back to the nearest city. However, the stagecoach carrying her and a host of similarly colourful characters is forced off the road by a blizzard, with the passengers forced to hole up in a secluded ...
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Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins The Hateful Eight

Oct 9 2014 7:09pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

As Daisy DomergueWith Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight now firmly back on track – you might recall we’ve chronicled its difficult path to the screen – the writer/director is busy slotting in the remaining cast members he needs. Jennifer Jason Leigh is aboard to play Daisy Domergue.Set in Wyoming shortly after the Civil War, QT’s latest is a blood-soaked Western that finds to bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff waiting out a b ...
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Fury: Five Clips Highlight Brad Pitt & Explosive Cast!

Oct 7 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Fury lands in theaters October 17, starring Brad Pitt, and anticipation is high for the superstar’s return to World War II for the first time since he uttered those Inglourious Basterds quotes for Quentin Tarantino. This time out his director is another one of our faves, David Ayer (Training Day writer, writer-director of End of Watch). Ayer’s Fury follows Pitt’s Wardaddy as he leads his tank crew from Africa to Germany and we meet them on the waning days of the w ...
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Watch Brad Pitt Return to the WWII Battlefields in an Exclusive Clip from ‘Fury’

Oct 6 2014 3:58pm CDT | Source: yahoo

Watch Brad Pitt Return to the WWII Battlefields in an Exclusive Clip from ‘Fury’ The last time we saw Brad Pitt in military fatigues, he was making Nazis wish they’d never been born as Lt. Aldo Raine in Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist thrillerInglourious Basterds. Pitt plays another Southerner fighting World War II in the upcoming filmFury, and from this exclusive clip, it’s say to say that hisStaff Sergeant Don “Wardaddy” Collier is cut from t ...
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’21 Years: Richard Linklater’ Trailer: From ‘Slacker’ to ‘Boyhood’

Oct 3 2014 5:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

In this summer’s Boyhood, Richard Linklater summed up 12 years of a kid’s life into one feature-length movie. Now the documentary 21 Years: Richard Linklater will do the same to the filmmaker’s career. Directed by Michael Dunaway and Tara Wood, the documentary is based on the idea that “the first 21 years defines the career of an artist.” In Linklater’s case, that means looking at everything he’s done from Slacker to Boyhood… which are actually 23 years ...
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LOL: Kevin Smith Wants Steven Spielberg To Make His ‘Jaws’ Sequel Concept

Oct 2 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

What I’ve always loved about Kevin Smith is that he’s a fan. First and foremost, Smith loves movies and that’s why he always infuses his films with so much of that. At first is was totally blatant, like the references in Clerks or Mallrats. Now it’s a bit more subtle, such as borrowing storytelling techniques from Quentin Tarantino in Tusk. Either way, if you want to talk about movies, there are few people better. In a new interview, Smith is asked abou ...
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Find Out Where You Can See INTERSTELLAR in 70mm IMAX and 35mm

Oct 1 2014 11:53am CDT | Source: Collider

It’s no secret that Christopher Nolan is a very big proponent of film as opposed to digital.  His preference goes beyond the shooting of the movie to the actual projection, and not unlike Quentin Tarantino, Nolan very much prefers that you see his movies projected on film.  Today, Paramount released the final trailer for Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar and also confirmed what we heard last night, which is that the film will be opening two ...
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