13353808 story Uwe Boll, Other Filmmakers Sue Thousands of Movie Pirates 284 Posted by Soulskill on Monday June 14, 2010 @05:31PM from the part-two-the-revenge dept. linzeal writes "Directors whose films have done poorly at the box office are increasingly being solicited by high-powered law firms to file lawsuits with offers of settlement. This practice, which the EFF has been calling extortive and 'mafia-like', has resulted in courts starting to rule in favor of the consumer, and in some cases throwing out the lawsuits. This is all fine and dandy, however, when you are considered the world's worst director and you largely finance films through your own holding company. At that point, the rhetoric and ridicule gets ratcheted up rather quickly."