U.S. Homeland Security Trying to Track Down Web Leak of 'The Expendables 3'

| by Michael Allen

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was created to fight terrorism per President Bush in 2002, but the federal government is now spending taxpayer money to hunt down the person or person(s) responsible for allegedly leaking the action movie "The Expendables 3" onto the web.

According to Deadline.com, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement is trying to find the source of illegal downloads of the film.

The film's producer Lionsgate Entertainment contacted law enforcement to ask for help in locating whoever is responsible for leaking the full movie last week.

Lionsgate also filed lawsuits against the websites that were allegedly hosting the pirated pic, which opens across the country in movie theaters on August 15.

Variety reports there have been two million illegal downloads of the film, which apparently began on July 24.

Lionsgate has filed its lawsuit against Dotsemper.com, Limetorrents.com, Swantshare.com, Billionuploads.com, Hulkfile.eu and Played.to, and has demanded the websites remove the movie, and pay actual/statutory damages.

"The Expendables 1" and "The Expendables 2" have made $580 million worldwide.

Sources: Deadline.com and Variety