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IPOS, AGC prevent abuse of courts for illegal movie download allegations

IPOS AND AGC TO FILE APPLICATIONS TO INTERVENE IN COURT PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING ALLEGED ILLEGAL DOWNLOADING OF MOVIE CONTENT
 
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) will be applying to intervene in the court proceedings involving QOTD Film Investment Ltd (“QOTD”) and Fathers & Daughters Nevada, LLC (“F&D”).
 
IPOS and AGC are of the view that whilst content owners have the right to enforce their intellectual property, this should be done in a way that builds legitimacy and respect for the entire process, and is not susceptible to allegations of abuse. We have reviewed the positions taken in other jurisdictions such as Australia, Canada, the UK and the US in similar cases and noted that the courts in these jurisdictions imposed certain safeguards before granting the request for pre-trial discovery, and we will be asking the Courts to consider imposing similar safeguards and conditions, if we are allowed to intervene.
 
ipos prevents abuse of court for illegal movie downloading allegations
 
IPOS is committed to build a fair and balanced IP ecosystem that takes into account the interests of content owners, intermediaries and persons who wish to use copyright protected materials. Members of the public affected by such proceedings may sign-up for complimentary IP Business & Legal Clinics, where they may receive preliminary legal advice on IP dispute cases in consultation with lawyers from private law firms, so that they can make informed decisions before deciding on their next course of action.
 
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+1 #1 Jason 2016-09-25 18:20
A good move to prevent locals from being sued so easily by foreign companies and their allegations.
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