iiNet wins in copyright appeal case (AFACT v iiNet) – April 22, 2012

On 20 April 2012 the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in the “iiTrial” between Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (a group of 34 movie studios and TV production companies) and Australian Internet service provider iiNet. The main question on appeal to the High Court was whether iiNet “authorised” its users’ copyright infringment [...]

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 [...]

Australian A-G announces agenda for copyright reviews in 2011 – February 25, 2011

On 25 February 2011, the Commonwealth Attorney-General Robert McClelland addressed the Blue Sky Conference: Future Directions in Copyright Law. He indicated that his department may examine several copyright issues in the year ahead, including: examining the policy implications of the Full Federal Court’s decision in the AFACT v iiNet case (Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v [...]