19 Apr '17, 9pm

High Court throws out Hollywood movie piracy case

Internet users in Singapore have scored a landmark victory against tactics used by copyright holders fighting alleged piracy. The Singapore High Court has thrown out applications from two Hollywood studios to compel local telcos to release the details of Internet subscribers who allegedly downloaded two movies: Fathers & Daughters and Queen Of The Desert. The oral decision delivered at a closed-door hearing on Monday was on the grounds of "insufficient evidence", the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) told The Straits Times yesterday. In a rare move, the AGC intervened in civil applications made in the High Court in July last year by Samuel Seow Law Corp (SSLC), the local law firm that represents the two studios. Queen Of The Desert, which stars Nicole Kidman, is produced by QOTD Film Investment. Fathers & Daughters, a 2015 movie starring Russell Crowe, is produced by Volta...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/high-court-throws-o...

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