Several filmmakers behind a piracy liability lawsuit targeting Texas-based internet provider, Grande Communications, have dismissed their complaint. The case was scheduled to go to trial next year with potentially millions of dollars in damages on the line. The parties haven’t signed a settlement agreement and both will cover their own costs.
Two years ago, several movie production companies, including the makers of Hellboy, Rambo V, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and Dallas Buyer’s Club, sued Internet provider Grande Communications.
The filmmakers accused the Astound-owned ISP of not doing enough to stop pirating subscribers. Specifically, they alleged that the company failed to terminate repeat infringers.
In addition to millions of dollars in damages, the plaintiffs asked the court to impose strict anti-piracy measures. The requests included a three-strikes termination policy against alleged pirates and an outright block of various…