From Torrent Freak:
Back in April the company behind the movie Dallas Buyers Club (DBC) won the right to obtain the personal details of 4,726 individuals said to have downloaded and shared the movie without permission.
As six Australian ISPs – iiNet, Internode, Dodo, Amnet, Adam Internet and Wideband Networks – stood by ready to furnish the information, the Federal Court told DBC it wanted to see copies of the letters the company would be sending to alleged pirates before releasing the data.
In June it became evident that DBC were seeking to interrogate Internet account holders over the phone, even going as far as to demand details of their salaries. DBC still did not reveal how much money they intended to demand from alleged infringers but in a ruling handed down this morning from the Federal Court, Justice Nye Perram details what happened next.
Early July, DBC provided a written submission to the court detailing four claims it intended to make against alleged pirates.
(a) A claim for the cost of an actual purchase of the movie Dallas Buyers Club.
(b) A claim relating to each alleged infringer’s uploading activities. DBC said it would seek to recover a one-off license fee from each individual that had uploaded parts of the movie to other BitTorrent users.
“It is not trespassing on DBC’s legitimate confidentiality concerns to say that the sum sought by DBC in relation to this head of damages was substantial,” Justice Perram writes.
(c) A claim for damages depending on how…