by Mike Masnick
Wed, Aug 11th 2010 6:44am
us copyright group
Well, this is interesting. Slyck is reporting that the US Copyright Group has withdrawn its lawsuits in two cases, covering 944 as-yet-unnamed defendants. The two lawsuits, filed on behalf of G2 Entertainment (Uncross the Stars) and World Wide Entertainment (The Gray Man) were the first two lawsuits filed by USCG. Slyck takes a few guesses as to why the lawsuits were dropped, but the main lawyer behind US Copyright Group, Thomas Dunlap has told THREsq (which still seems like Dunlop's favorite "go to" source) that this is just a part of the process. They're going to now file lawsuits against the individual defendants in those two cases. Perhaps some of the lawyers in the audience can explain how this works? Why do they get to file one lawsuit to find out names, and then, rather than just inserting the names into that original lawsuit, instead file a totally different lawsuit? I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason for this, but it does seem strange.
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