Australians are prodigious pirates; our rates of illegal downloading are among the highest in the world per capita. Attorney General George Brandis went as far as labelling Australia the 'worst offender of any country in the world when it comes to piracy'.
At this stage, only users on the BitTorrent platform are being targeted. Users who share files (known as seeders) or "make available online" files and content that infringe copyright are liable.
Dallas Buyers Club LLC claimed it had identified 4,726 Australian IP addresses where the movie was illegally downloaded.