Gawker Wants Quentin Tarantino ‘Hateful Eight’ Copyright Suit Tossed

EXCLUSIVE: More than a month after Quentin Tarantino slapped Gawker with a copyright infringement lawsuit over its promotion and dissemination of his leaked and now-shelved The Hateful Eight script, the website today responded in court — and it wants the whole thing thrown out. “Because there was no primary infringement to which Gawker’s links contributed, plaintiff has failed to state a claim for contributory copyright Infringement,” said Gawker Media LLC’s lawyers in a 26-page motion for dismissal today (read it here). “Even if plaintiff had been able to establish the elements of such a claim, Gawker’s use of links to materials already posted to the Internet by third parties was privileged as a fair use.” Gawker has requested an April 14 hearing before federal district Judge John F. Walter on their motion.

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