Copyright appeal heading to High Court in December – October 9, 2011

The two-year old copyright dispute between Australian ISP iiNet and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) will be heard in the High Court on 1-2 December 2011.

As discussed in my post of 23 February 2011, the Federal Court in 2009 and 2010 found that iiNet did not “authorise” alleged copyright infringing activities by its customers. In August 2011, the HCA granted AFACT the right to appeal against the decision of the Full Federal Court, on five grounds.