Tuesday, 7 April 2015

'Dallas Buyers Club' wins landmark case to chase Australian pirates


If you are Australian and have pirated the movie Dallas Buyers Club, you may be on a hit list after the company behind the Hollywood film won a landmark court case in Sydney on Tuesday.

The parent company of U.S. company Dallas Buyers Club LLC, Voltage Pictures, who owns the rights to the 2013 Oscar-winning film, requested the personal details of 4,726 customers — who allegedly seeded the movie on BitTorrent — from Australian Internet service providers (ISPs)

The request is known as "preliminary discovery" and is where a party is unable to identify a person they wish to sue and seeks help from the court in identifying the person — in this case, by obtaining the names and addresses of the users. Read more...

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