News Court Orders Singaporean ISPs to Name Illegal Anime Downloaders
posted on 2007-08-15 02:02 EDT
Odex Pte, the Singapore-based anime licensor and distributor, has won court orders against two Internet service providers to require them to release names of customers who allegedly download without authorization episodes of anime series that Odex has licensed. StarHub and SingNet were both ordered to identify about 1,000 subscribers each. Odex is also planning to pursue similar action against a third service provider, Pacific Internet. StarHub initially turned down Odex's request for the names, but decided to comply once ordered to do so.
According to Odex director Steven Sing, the company will contact the individuals the ISPs name and fine them sums of up to 5,000 Singapore dollars (about US$3,000). Source: Associated Press