Thursday, February 04, 2010

Hollywood loses court case v Aussie ISP iiNet

From SMH:
"The giants of the film industry have lost their case against ISP iiNet in a landmark judgement handed down in the Federal Court today.
The decision had the potential to profoundly impact internet users and the internet industry as it sets a legal precedent surrounding how much ISPs are required to do to prevent customers from downloading movies and other content illegally.
But after an on-and-off eight week trial that examined whether iiNet authorised customers to download pirated movies, Justice Dennis Cowdroy found that the ISP was not liable for the downloading habits of its customers."
And in a separate development the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has denied that ACTA negotiators have any plans to introduce a 3 strikes regime.

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