Studios appeal iiNet verdict

Studios have lodged an appeal against the controversial Australian Federal Court verdict that ISP iiNet was not responsible for its subscribers illegal downloading.

Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) representing the 34 studios said: “The court found large scale copyright infringements, that iiNet knew they were occurring, that iiNet had the contractual and technical capacity to stop them and iiNet did nothing about them….In line with previous case law, this would have amounted to authorization of copyright infringement.”

But the court had ruled iiNet was not (by doing nothing) authorising copyright infringement.

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