The Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has been actively suing individuals who have been illegally pirating copies of their Oscar-winning film, without paying licensing fees, through peer-to-peer sharing programs like BitTorrent.
Nearly 3,000 individuals nationwide have recently been targeted with federal copyright lawsuits. Dallas Buyers Club is seeking damages, attorney’s fees, and the impound of all “the infringing copies”.
The movie group’s attorney, Keith Vogt, said suits have been filed in federal courts in Texas, Michigan, and Wisconsin, among many others.
The accused were not named in the lawsuit; rather, their internet protocol (IP) addresses. As such, it is more difficult to prove who exactly downloaded the material because more than one individual could be using one IP address.
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