Quentin Tarantino moves to strike after his lawsuit against Gawker has been thrown out of court by Judge John F. Walter. The judge granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss the director’s legal complaint, but Tarantino was still granted an opportunity to re-file the case by May 1, if there are any key changes identified. The war against Gawker Media continues with the helmer taking steps by filing an amended complaint.
Tarantino revised suit is directly aimed at a single count of copyright infringement (direct and contributory). The revised suit reads:
“Gawker engaged in direct copyright infringement by their unauthorized download of a PDF copy of the leaked unreleased complete screenplay for Quentin Tarantino’s motion picture The Hateful Eight (the ‘Screenplay’),”
“Gawker also engaged in contributory copyright infringement. both by their solicitation for its readers to violate copyright and ‘leak the script to us,’ and, after obtaining the unauthorized Screenplay in response to their initial contributory infringement solicitation, by their promotion, aiding and abetting and materially contributing to the dissemination to third-parties of unauthorized downloadable PDF copies of the leaked screenplay.”
Gawker Media is still reviewing the latest legal papers.
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