Copyright Dispute Over ‘The Hateful Eight’ Script

The Fight Between Quentin Tarantino and Gawker

Earlier this year, a case fizzled out between director Quentin Tarantino and the blog Gawker.com regarding copyright infringement. Tarantino alleged that Gawker had violated copyrights by posting a link to Tarantino’s script for his upcoming movie, The Hateful Eight. After some back and forth, Tarantino eventually dismissed the case, but it shows some interesting arguments regarding fair use and contributory infringement. You can read a more thorough summary at the Digital Media Law Project.

Digital Media Law Project –¬†Tarantino v. Gawker Media, LLC