What now after the Dallas Buyers Club pirate claim is rejected as ‘surreal’?

Suzor, Nicolas, Pappalardo, Kylie, & Wood, Suzannah (2015) What now after the Dallas Buyers Club pirate claim is rejected as ‘surreal’? The Conversation.

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The makers of Dallas Buyers Club have been dealt a blow in their attempt to extract payment from people alleged to have downloaded illegal copies of the movie.

Voltage Pictures, which owns Dallas Buyers Club, has been trying to identify over 4,700 iiNet subscribers who it alleges downloaded illicit copies of the movie. Earlier this year, the Federal Court agreed that iiNet should hand over subscriber details, but warned that any letter sent to account holders must first be approved by the court to protect consumers from abuse of the legal system.

In a win for consumer protection, the Federal Court has now rejected Voltage’s draft letters, criticising Voltage’s attempts to avoid explaining what fee it would demand.

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ID Code: 86971
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: Dallas Buyers Club, Voltage Pictures, iiNet, Internet Service Provider, ISP, Justice Nye Perram, speculative invoicing, Copyright, Copyright infringement
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Digital Media Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Nicolas Suzor, Kylie Pappalardo and Suzannah Wood
Deposited On: 27 Aug 2015 02:54
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2017 14:46

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