Google Declines ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Makers Request to Censor Comcast, The Pirate Bay links of the Film still Accessible
By Tarun Mazumdar | March 4, 2014 4:37 PM EST
It looks like "Dallas Buyers Club" makers are ready to do anything to stop the movie from being pirated online. However, in some cases, their plans to remove pirated content from the internet backfire. Apart from suing the file-sharers, the makers of the Oscars-nominated film asked Google to censor "Dallas Buyers Club's" listing on XFINITY on-demand service of Comcast.
"Dallas Buyers Club" grossed over $30 million at the box office. The studio believes that online piracy may eat up the future profits.
TorrentFreak reported that "Dallas Buyers Club's" company, Voltage Pictures, filed lawsuits against many people in U.S. who downloaded an illegal copy of the movie through BitTorrent. Voltage Pictures have earlier filed similar lawsuits to protect "The Hurt Locker."
Voltage Pictures have taken the anti-piracy actions beyond the courts. They are sending DMCA takedown requests and one of them is for Google. The takedown request list has some weird URLs.
There are 388 URLs in total on the DMCA notice. Many of the links are not aiming at copyright-infringing material. TorrentFreak noted that Voltage Pictures asked Google to censor the "Dallas Buyers Club" page on XFINITY on-demand service of Comcast.
However, they could not please the search engine with the DMCA notice as Google has decided not to remove the links. The Pirate Bay links listed in the notice are still available through Google.
This is the first Voltage Pictures have sent a DMCA request notice to Google for link removal. These actions by the company show that they are quite worried about piracy.
Voltage Pictures can produce the notice in the court and show their anti-piracy efforts.
Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actor award at Oscars 2014 for his portrayal of an AIDS activist named Ron Woodroof. On the other hand, Jared Leto won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the 86th Annual Academy Awards where he went crazy onstage after winning the award.
"Does anybody want to try it out for size?" said the actor.
"You can fondle it if you want to. Pass it around, but if you have swine flu, please don't touch. I bet this is the first time someone has given away their Oscar for an orgy in the press room."
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