An alleged 4,726 Australian pirates of the Academy Award winning US film, Dallas Buyers Club, can now sleep easier. The film’s copyright holders have dropped their action against iiNet’s customers after a two year legal battle.
Voltage Pictures LLC and Dallas Buyers Club LLC’s lawyers have confirmed they will not be pursuing further legal action over the illegal downloading.
In the Federal Court in December 2015, Justice Nye Perram dismissed the case – saying it was ‘not Ben-Hur’ – but gave the applicants until noon on 11 February 2016 to consider making a further application. Their failure to do so has resulted in the claim being dismissed ‘in its entirety’.
The applicants’ lawyer, Michael Bradley of Marque Lawyers, expressed his clients’ disappointment at the copyright infringement, saying “ … it’s not a particularly satisfactory outcome from that point of view.” (iTnews)
Article written by Paula Hogg.