Studio Suing BitTorrent Pirates Does Not Own the Movie, Records Show

By David Kravets

A film company suing 5,865 BitTorrent downloaders over the flick Nude Nuns with Big Guns doesn’t own the rights to the movie, according to court documents and interviews.

Incentive Capital of Utah took ownership last month of the B-rated flick about a sister who is “one Bad Mother.” Yet two weeks after Incentive Capital foreclosed and assumed Camelot Distribution Group’s titles because of an allegedly soured loan, Camelot filed a mass copyright lawsuit (.pdf) on behalf of Nude Nuns claiming it owned the rights.

In a Thursday story, Wired.com featured Camelot Distribution Group’s legal tactics as part of a nationwide practice by small-time movie houses trying to extract legal settlements — in the $3,000 range — from as many as 130,000 alleged BitTorrent downloaders across the country. The story questioned Camelot’s and others’ legal methods, but assumed Camelot owned the film.

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