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S’porean leaks letter of compensation sent to Dallas Buyers Club LLC lawyers

S’porean leaks letter of compensation sent to Dallas Buyers Club LLC lawyers

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I’m sorry I didn’t contribute to Hollywood actors’ million-dollar salaries.

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Dear Lawyer Samuel Siao,

I received your letter of demand asking for compensation for my alleged downloading of Dallas Buyers Club off an illegal file-sharing network.

I would like to extend my sincerest regret to you, which you will help convey to your client: I am truly sorry for being unable to contribute to Hollywood actors’ million-dollar salaries and depriving them of their wealth.

But most importantly, I would like to apologise from the bottom of my heart for my inability to pay for a $10 movie that has resulted in Hollywood stars taking a pay cut from $20 million to $18 million a film, and as a result, them having to move out of their Beverly Hills mansions and further away from their gated Los Angeles community.

I do believe in improving the financial health of Hollywood in general, as actors and actresses have to own private jets and have an entourage of personal minders paid from their meagre salaries. This is something that is hard for them to get by without.

As and when Hollywood stars suffer, the audience also pays the ultimate price.

Imagine, in any given year, Hollywood actually has to spend lesser money — due to reduced income stemming from piracy — making lesser movies, such as Paul Blart: Mall Cop and another Night at the Museum sequel.

Imagine these movies will never have been made.

The horror! Audiences around the world would pay good money to watch such movies. Yes, I’m sure they would.

Therefore, as restitution, I am willing to offer a compensation of $8. Dallas Buyers Club is a good movie, but it has left a bad aftertaste in my mouth.

Best,
Mei You Qian

 

It is harassment:

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

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:

S’porean applies for Protection from Harassment Act against SAF after receiving multiple unsolicited IPPT SMS reminders, SAF100

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