Dallas Buyers Club

COMPLAINT LODGED WITH LAW SOCIETY SG OVER DALLAS BUYER'S CLUB STUDIO'S BULLYING TACTICS

The local chapter of a non-governmental organisation promoting the use of Internet has lodged a complaint with the Law Society, against lawyers from the legal firm representing the United States film studio Dallas Buyers Club LLC.

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DALLAS BUYERS CLUB STUDIO SUED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Voltage Pictures, a movie company with a reputation for chasing down alleged Internet pirates, is being sued for "blatant" breaches of copyright. After promoting its own version of a Godzilla movie without first obtaining permission from its Japanese owner, Voltage is now being called out as "outrageous in the extreme."

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LOCAL FILMMAKERS UNSURE ABOUT MOVE TO SUE FOR ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS

The local film community here has given mixed responses to the news that the producers of Dallas Buyers Club are suing netizens who illegally downloaded the movie. Some felt that the legal action is a strong statement against piracy, while others felt it would do little to stamp out the problem as new ways will be found to bypass crackdowns.

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S'PORE MOVIE DOWNLOADERS RECEIVE LAWYER LETTER DEMANDING S$10,000 DAMAGES PER ILLEGAL DOWNLOAD

I read disturbing news online saying that a local law firm has been going around sending letters of demand to people who illegally downloaded the Hollywood film Dallas Buyers Club. This is a common practice known as Torrenting. Based on letters already received by some Singaporeans, the lawyer letter demands that these offenders pay up to S$10,000 for each infringement of copyright. And if you are a multiple offender, you may have to pay up to S$200,000 in copyright damages or even more

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