Gawker Says Tarantino Script Links Were Fair Use

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT) -- Gawker Media LLC asked a California federal judge on Monday to toss Quentin Tarantino's copyright infringement lawsuit over the leak of his screenplay for a Western called "The Hateful Eight," saying the publication of links to a third-party posting of the script was legal fair use.

Gawker said Tarantino's January complaint didn't even allege sufficient facts for an infringement claim, but that if it did, the inclusion of hyperlinks to the script — posted by anonymous users on — as part of a story on...
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Case Information

Case Title

Quentin Tarantino v. Gawker Media, LLC et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit



John F. Walter

Date Filed

January 26, 2014

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