P-rn studios aren’t the only entertainment niche diving into the piracy litigation pool. One of the dare devils from Jackass, Jason “Wee Man” Acuna, has found himself caught in the center of an online copyright infringement case. But the actor wants fans to know that he’s not the wizard behind the Elf-Man illegal downloading crackdown.
New Rash Of Illegal Downloading Lawsuits: ELF-Man Downloaders Under Siege
A straight to DVD Christmas miracle, Elf-Man chronicles the high-jinx of a stranded Elf who helps the beleaguered Harper family during Christmastime.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. A true Hollywood powerhouse like MGM or Miramax must be behind Elf-Man. But no, Elf-Man was the brain child of Elf-Man LLC – a small independent movie company. And now Elf-Man LLC is suing about 200 people in Oregon and Colorado for allegedly downloading the movie illegally.
Wee Man Speaks Out Against Illegal Downloading Lawsuit
A true adversary of propriety himself, Wee Man informed his Twitter legion that he is not down with Elf-Man LLC’s litigious pursuits.
From WeeMan’s Twitter:
@massive my representation has spoken to them…I’m not backing it at all…Has NOTHING to do w/me!! It’s all them…
Elf-Man’s illegal downloading lawsuits seem to be following the standard piracy litigation script established by firms like Prenda Law, with a history of representing so-called copyright trolls.
Elf-Man Illegal Downloading Lawsuit Features A New Plaintiff Argument
The Elf-Man illegal downloading lawsuits include a new plaintiff argument. In a presumable attempt to frame the plaintiffs in a sympathetic, cash-poor light, the lawsuit specifically mentions the perception that movie people are loaded. It reads:
“When the perception that those affiliated with a motion picture are already wealthy, and the end product, such as a DVD costs very little to make, a reality disconnect often builds in the minds of much of the public, namely that those associated with a motion picture do not need any more money.”
Do Judges Get The Whole “Copyright Troll” Thing Yet?
Judges, for the most part, have been loath to give p-rn companies the upper hand in illegal downloading lawsuits, but how will they handle claims from less salacious plaintiffs? Will courts find differently in cases that don’t involve adult entertainment – a controversial medium in it of itself? We’ll have to wait and see.
In the meantime, rest comfortably in the knowledge that Wee Man is not behind the Elf-Man illegal downloading lawsuit.