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Quentin Tarantino Files Amended 'Hateful Eight' Lawsuit Against Gawker

6/17/2014

By Tim Kenneally
TheWrap

Gawker may have won the battle with Quentin Tarantino over the leaked "Hateful Eight" lawsuit, but the filmmaker clearly hopes that he might still win the war.

Tarantino has filed an amended complaint against Gawker, after his first complaint was dismissed by a federal judge in late April.

Also read: Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Lawsuit Against Gawker Dismissed

In his initial complaint, Tarantino alleged that Gawker "crossed the journalistic line" when it published a link to his script for "The Hateful Eight" and contributed to copyright infringement. However, while dismissing the case, Judge John F. Walter ruled that the "Pulp Fiction" filmmaker hadn't made his case.

"[N]owhere in these paragraphs or anywhere else in the Complaint does Plaintiff allege a single act of direct infringement committed by any member of the general public that would support Plaintiff's claim for contributory infringement. Instead, Plaintiff merely speculates that some direct infringement must have taken place. 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 allegedly caused, induced, or materially contributed to the infringement by those third parties," Martin noted in his decision.

Also read: Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Gets a Premiere – As a Live Reading

The new lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court in California on Thursday, alleges a single count of copyright infringement (drect and contributory).

More to come…

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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