The biggest P2P lawsuit ever just got cut down to size. Voltage Pictures, the people behind The Hurt Locker has voluntarily dismissed 90% of the 24,583 filesharers it sued this year, in what could be a big victory for either side.
The whole rigamarole started last year, when The Hurt Locker's producers first decided to go ahead with the landmark suit. Together with the US Copyright Group, Voltage sued 14,583 people, drawing comparisons to those fun RIAA anti-piracy lawsuits. The figure jumped to more than 24,000 earlier this year, and broke the record for most
frivolous lawsuits filed in the process.