After an early draft of Quentin Tarantino's script for "The Hateful Eight" leaked online earlier this year, the director threw in the towel on the project. After going on a lengthy and very public tirade, the Tarantino subsequently sued blog Gawker for copyright infringement for their alleged involvement in leaking the script (they posted the leaked materials).
Unfortunately for Tarantino, a judge has just tossed his suit against the website, on the grounds that the filmmaker doesn’t really have much of a case.
“Plaintiff [Tarantino] merely speculates that some direct infringement must have taken place,” Judge John Walter said in a motion. “For example, Plaintiff’s Complaint fails to allege the identity of a single third-party infringer, the date, the time, or the details of a single instance of third-party infringement, or, more importantly, how Defendant [Gawker] allegedly caused, induced, or materially contributed to the infringement by those third parties.”
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