Dallas Buyers Club: Federal Court ruling unlikely to deter pirates, technology journalist says

Pirates are unlikely to be deterred by a ruling from the Federal Court ordering internet service providers (ISPs) to supply the names of people accused of illegally downloading the 2013 movie Dallas Buyers Club, a technology journalist says.The film’s owners have warned thousands of Australians can expect settlement letters following the landmark court ruling.In the US, the movie’s owner Voltage Pictures sought settlement fees of up to $9,000, or threatened to sue for damages of $200,000.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-08/iinet-ruling-unlikely-to-deter-pirates/6376972Also see:Dallas Buyers Club piracy case: court to determine level of fines
An Australian court will assess how a Hollywood producer deals with people who illegally downloaded Oscar-winning movie Dallas Buyers Club amid fears that it used “scare tactics” to bully settlements from suspected pirates.In a landmark ruling on Monday, some of Australia’s largest internet service providers (ISPs) were forced to hand over the names and addresses of more than 4,700 Australian users who allegedly shared the 2013 Oscar winner on filesharing services including BitTorrent.

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