The problems with Dallas Buyers Club 'settle or face large fines' letters

Posted in: Online TV/Music at 22/06/2015 14:24

Lawyers for Dallas Buyers Club LLC were back in court last week, as part of the continuation of their pursuit of Australians who they allege have downloaded the Dallas Buyers Club movie illicitly. The proceedings concerned the letter that the lawyers acting for the film's producer Voltage Pictures want to send to the 4726 customers who have been identified by their respective internet service providers.

In a previous judgment, Justice Nye Perram stated that any letter sent to these customers would have to be approved by the court. In particular, he wanted to guard against the practice of "speculative invoicing" whereby alleged downloaders were offered the opportunity to admit guilt and pay a sum of money to settle or face litigation that may result in very large fines.

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