StarHub had earlier resisted Odex's efforts to obtain the data, citing "an obligation to protect our customers' information."Let's say Odex is able to get $5000 from each downloader. Hmm, that means it stands to get $5 million max, from those 1000 illegal downloaders - and that's not counting the other downloaders using Singnet or PacNet. No wonder those guys from Odex are desperate to take this drastic action. It's all about the money.
"In the instance of Odex, they have satisfied the court of their need for the information. As such, we will comply with the court order," said StarHub spokesman Michael Sim.
Once Odex obtains the identities of the Internet users alleged to have downloaded the anime videos, the company will likely contact them and seek compensation of up to 5,000 Singapore dollars from each, Odex Director Stephen Sing said. The users will also have to destroy any stolen content and stop further illegal downloading.
"Singapore's downloading situation is very bad," Sing said. "We have engaged companies to track illegal downloads in Singapore, and ratio-wise, we're actually right up there in the illegal downloads in the world, in terms of Japanese animation."
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