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iiNet download case resumes

iiNet download case resumes

The ongoing battle between iiNet and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) continues today (2 August) before a full court of the Federal Court of Australia. This morning,…

The ongoing battle between iiNet and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) continues today (2 August) before a full court of the Federal Court of Australia.

This morning, Justices Emmett, Jagot and Nicholas will hear AFACT's appeal against Justice Cowdroy's finding that iiNet did not authorise copyright infringement, meaning internet service providers are not liable for copyright infringements that occur when their users download and share content.

The landmark case, launched by AFACT in November 2008, has attracted worldwide attention as content owners and internet users watch closely to see whether ISPs will be forced to do more to prevent their users from downloading content illegally, through file-sharing.

Check back with Lawyers Weekly for more updates.

For background on the Federal Court's February 2010 decision, see Lawyers Weekly's earlier coverage here:

https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/blogs/top_stories/archive/2010/02/03/iinet-beats-hollywood-in-landmark-battle.aspx

https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/blogs/top_stories/archive/2010/01/31/iinet-outcomes-puts-lawyers-on-edge.aspx

https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/blogs/top_stories/archive/2010/02/08/herbert-geer-s-win-for-iinet.aspx

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