On Thursday, 24 February 2011, justices Emmett, Jagot and Nicholas
will hand down the decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia in Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Limited (No. 3)  FCA 24 (aka AFACT v iiNet).
In general terms, this matter is about whether iiNet (an Internet service provider):
- authorized acts of copyright infringement by its customers who used file sharing networks,
- was liable for the actions of its customers, and
- the safe harbor provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) protected iiNet.
At trial in late 2009, Cowdroy J found in favour of iiNet and dismissed the applicants’ claims with costs. In February 2010, the applicants appealed the trial decision to the Full Federal Court.