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Hollywood studio wants information of illegal downloaders in Singapore

Voltage Pictures, which is represented by the Singaporean legal firm Samuel Seow Law, filed a motion in 2015 to get Singapore telecommunication companies to release the details of Singapore internet subscribers who illegally downloaded copies of Dallas Buyers Club.

Voltage is now pursuing the same legal action in conjunction with Fathers & Daughters Nevada LLC for the 2015 film Fathers and Daughters starring Russell Crowe. A spokesperson for the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore said it has reviewed intellectual property positions taken in jurisdictions such as Australia, Britain, Canada, and the United States. The spokesperson noted, “While content owners have the right to enforce their intellectual property rights, this should be done in a way that builds legitimacy and respect for the entire process, and is not susceptible to allegations of abuse.”

If you are facing intellectual property litigation, either as a plaintiff or as a defendant, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, we highly recommend that you attain the legal services of our attorneys at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C.. We handle all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent infringement and copyright law. Discuss your legal options by calling our offices today at (214) 317-4448.

Australian court to examine technology in internet copyright dispute

The Australian Federal Court will be investigating the technology used by copyright litigant Dallas Buyers Club LLC to find out that it was the customers of Australia’s second-largest internet service provider, iiNet Limited, who were illegally downloading copies of the 2013 Oscar-winning American biographical drama film Dallas Buyers Club, ZDNet reported on November 10.

Dallas Buyers Club LLC has sued iiNet and other internet service providers including Dodo Services Pty Limited, Amnet Broadband Pty Limited, Adam Internet Pty Limited, among others, to allow the company to get customer details for IP addresses that illegally downloaded the film.

During the first day of trial at the Federal Court in Sydney, it was revealed that Dallas Buyers Club LLC had been requesting private customer information from iiNet since May 2013, although the movie itself was only released in late 2013. iiNet is particularly concerned with how, exactly, the company learned its customers were downloading the movie.

Our attorneys at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., cater to clients who need legal representation to handle their intellectual property cases in Dallas and Fort Worth in Texas. For competent and experienced legal representation, call our offices at (214) 317-4448 today.

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