ISP forced to hand over details of online pirates

In a first for Australia, a copyright owner has been successful in forcing an internet service provider (ISP) to hand over the contact details of internet account holders of about 4,700 IP addresses that have been identified as having been used to download pirate versions of the movie Dallas Buyers Club.   In Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited [2015] FCA 317,

Does Dallas Buyers Club signal the end of online piracy in Australia?

On 7 April 2015, the Federal Court of Australia published its decision in Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited [2015] FCA 317 (“DBC v iiNet”). This case was the first action in Australia by a copyright owner against internet service providers (“ISPs”) for preliminary discovery to obtain the contact details of internet account holders