The Australian Federal Court ruled on Tuesday in favour of the film studio behind Dallas Buyers Club in a landmark case against piracy.
The case, Dallas Buyers Club LLC v. iiNet, saw Australian Internet service providers go head to head with the film’s copyright holder Voltage Pictures, who were seeking to acquire the personal details of 4,726 Australian customers who had pirated the film using BitTorrent
Justice Nye Perram agreed to allow the request to go ahead, giving Voltage Pictures access to the names and addresses of Australians who have IP addresses connected to the illegal activity. The request is known as “preliminary discovery,” which is when a party is unable to identify a person they wish to sue and seeks help from the court in identifying them. …
Via: Mashable: Film