iiNet’s Chief Regulatory Officer, Steve Dalby, explains why iiNet is fighting against a court application to have its customer details revealed.
Recently, Dallas Buyers Club LLC – the owners of rights in the film of the same name – applied to the Federal Court for iiNet and a number of other providers to reveal details of people they suspect of infringing copyright on their film. This is not an action against iiNet.
In plain terms, Dallas Buyers Club wants the names and contact details of our customers they believe may have illegally shared their film.
Known as ‘preliminary discovery’, this practice is used in a wide range of cases where the identity of the person or company you may want to take legal action against is unknown.
iiNet has decided to oppose this discovery application.
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