‘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…

Stay one step ahead

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You need to know what’s going on with customers, competitors, practice areas and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to stay an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data in articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of lawsuits, etc.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, motions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Previous How we increased the number of female faculty at our institution
Next In Practice: Corporate Sustainability Strategies