‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Cos. Sue AT&T, Verizon Over BitTorrents

By Gina Kim (September 7, 2022, 6:23 p.m. EDT) — The film production companies behind “Dallas Buyers Club” and other films have filed separate copyright infringement lawsuits against AT&T in Texas and Verizon in New York, alleging that telecommunications giants are profiting from piracy by allowing their internet service customers to illegally download movies using peer-to-peer software BitTorrent.

Voltage Pictures and a host of affiliates filed lawsuits against AT&T in federal court in Texas on Friday and against Verizon in federal court in New York on Tuesday, raising claims of violation of federal copyright and digital laws. Millennium Copyright Act. They accuse ISPs of doing nothing to stop customers…

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