Quentin Tarantino has Filed Lawsuit against Gawker Media for Copyright Infringement
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A week had gone by according to NBC News since Quentin Tarantino had announced his cancellation on the production of his newest film, The Hateful Eight.” It seemed there was a leak in the director’s camp and someone on the inside had leaked the script.

Kill Bill Director, Quentin Tarantino has filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media for copyright infringement. Under the copyright law, the creator of the original expression in a work is its author. Copyright infringement means someone uses the work of another person without their permission.


Quentin Tarantino alleges that the web site Gawker disseminated “unauthorized downloadable copies of the leaked unreleased complete screenplay” and “expressly refused to remove their directions to and URL links to get the infringing materials,” according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles U.S. District Court.

Gawker’s Defamer blog linked to the 146-page script under a post titled, “Here Is the Leaked Quentin Tarantino Hateful Eight script.” Gawker Media’s legal department declined to respond to a request for comment from NBC News.  “The reason for the Copyright Act is to protect against the Defendants’ conduct,” states Tarantino’s lawsuit, which demands actual and statutory damages as well as Gawker’s profits, which according to The Hollywood Reporter is in the amount of around at least $1 million.

Quentin Tarantino began his career as an independent filmmaker with the release of Reservoir Dogs in 1992; regarded as a classic and cult hit; it was called the “Greatest Independent Film of All Time” by Empire magazine. Its popularity was boosted by the release of his second film, 1994’s Pulp Fiction, a neo-noir crime film that became a major critical and commercial success, widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. Tarantino has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2005 and Filmmaker and historian Peter Bogdanovich has called him “the single most influential director of his generation.” For jobs at Gawker, click here.

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