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Think you can only get prosecuted for selling pirated copies of movies and books?  As I’ve written about in past articles, copyright infringement should be a real concern for companies that use the web.

Do you think that you can sneak a few downloads here and there and nobody will be the wiser?  Here’s a news story from down – under that shows that companies are capable of stretching their legal arms across the globe to protect their property.

This article is about a Hollywood based movie studio that is trying to collect from thousands of Australians who downloaded “Dallas Buyer’s Club” illegally.  The lesson here is two fold.

First, copyright holders are serious about collecting their royalties.  And second, for copyright theft, the world is as close as your PC.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-07/dallas-buyers-club-isps-must-hand-over-customer-details/6375358

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