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Piracy lawsuit dropped.

Piracy lawsuit dropped.

…soon to be refiled.

Nu Image’s move to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit comes in the aftermath of an August decision by a federal judge in Washington, who forced the plaintiff to drop all anonymous defendants who weren’t reasonably believed to be residing in his jurisdiction. The defendants? The 23,322 alleged pirates of The Expendables, the 2010 film starring Sylvester Stallone.

But instead of dropping most of the defendants, the company’s lawyers at the U.S. Copyright Group dropped all of them, leading to speculation that the avalanche of lawsuits against BitTorrent users in the United States may have reached a turning point.

So that’s it, right? Not exactly. According to Nu Image’s attorney, the plaintiff has merely decided to modify its strategy by taking a “swarm approach” to litigation. Will mass litigation for this type of lawsuit be more successful? Read all about it at the Hollywood Reporter.

Cristin Boyle