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Singtel, StarHub, M1 subscribers apply for Protection from Harassment Act against Dallas Buyers Club LLC

Singtel, StarHub, M1 subscribers apply for Protection from Harassment Act against Dallas Buyers Club LLC

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Speculative invoicing made them feel violated and harassed.

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Hundreds of Singaporeans from all walks of life, who received unsolicited lawyer’s letters demanding they make a written offer of damages and costs for alleged illegal downloading, are applying for the recently instituted Protection from Harassment Act against Dallas Buyers Club LLC and the law firms they hired to send out letters of demand.

This after United States company Dallas Buyers Club LLC, which owns the film’s rights, had identified more than 500 Singapore Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from subscribers of Singtel, Starhub and M1 where the movie was downloaded illegally.

They subsequently compelled the three major telcos in Singapore to turn over the names, IC numbers and addresses of subscribers linked to the IP addresses identified.

However, there might be a roadblock ahead.

One of the telco subscribers, who declined to be named, said he is applying for the Protection from Harassment Act against Dallas Buyers Club LLC and the law firms they hired in Singapore: “I feel very harassed, molested and violated by this unsolicited letters of demand. This is speculative invoicing. Plain and simple. It does not constitute proof of any misdeed.”

“And with the Protection from Harassment Act in place in Singapore, we now have the law on our side to protect ourselves as citizens from unwanted advances of law firms and big motion picture companies.”

Previously, the Ministry of Defence had applied for the Protection from Harassment Act against a citizen, which led to citizens applying for it against the Singapore Armed Forces and MINDEF, as a counter-harassment measure.

 

Some suggested ways to use Protection from Harassment Act:

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Thousands of S’porean men say they feel very harassed by MINDEF, especially during NS