The music industry now following Dallas Buyers Club lead.
The music industry is now attempting to do what DBC where unsuccessful in doing, that is taking the fight against online piracy to the Federal Court of Australia (and hopefully winning)
Organisations such as Universal, Warner, Sony, and Albert & Son have filed a joint application to have torrent sites such as KickassTorrents and associated proxy sites blocked at the ISP level. Foxtel also took action against The Pirate Bay last year after the Government enacted new legislation giving rights holders the ability to apply to have sites blocked last year.
It is normally television and film that have in the past filed these applications, this is the first time the music industry has filed such a claim. The statement of claim that has been filed is requesting ISPs to block leading torrent site KickassTorrents at ISP level.
The application claims Kickass Torrents is exploiting the creativity of others, while securing millions of dollars in illegal advertising revenues.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out and if there is any similarities to the DBC and the DBC ruling.