Image of the Dallas Buyers Club movie poster.

Dallas Buyers Club and Voltage Pictures VS the World

The film that started with awards but ended with a whole bunch of lawsuits! Who could’ve seen that coming! ( <— im being facetious )

It seems that the makers of Dallas Buyers Club have gone all out since it’s premier to stop people from downloading the movie without paying. They’ve filed all kinds of lawsuits in pursuit of those evil-doin “pirates”!

 

So…

For those of you who haven’t seen Dallas Buyers Club here’s the description…

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

The movie premiered in 2013 and starred the supposedly handsome and rugged Matthew McConaughey.

 

The company behind Dallas Buyers Club, Voltage Pictures, has now filed suit against users of the app Popcorn Time!

http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/DBC.popcorn.time_.complaint.pdf

So good luck to you Popcorn Time users in Oregon! Y’all are going to have a super crappy week!

 

Now…

I personally do no think Dallas Buyers Club is a particularly good movie or worth suing or getting sued over.

Also there’s a lot to be said about letting people download whatever they want whenever they want. Voltage Pictures sure isn’t making any friends out of the very people who want to consume its art. As an artist, I find it downright stupid to try to hurt people who want to interact with your art.

While yes, it is regrettable that they are not getting compensated at all times for their art… there are better ways to address that issue than by suing people.

But this is the world we live in huh.


What Is

Voltage Pictures (aka Voltage Productions), is an Los Angeles based American film financing, production and distributing company founded by Oscar winner producer Nicolas Chartier. Voltage Pictures has a history of suing people it says have illegally shared movies online.

On January 6, 2011, it was announced that Voltage’s president Chartier partnered with longtime Hollywood Gang Productions executive Craig Flores to form Voltage Productions to produce large pictures set at studios, and films in the $15 million-$40 million budget range.

On May 19, 2015 Voltage Pictures was sued by Toho for copyright and trademark infringement of its Godzilla properties. The company’s first financed and produced film was The Hurt Locker, which was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won six.

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