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Displaying items by tag: AFACT

Thursday, 04 February 2010 14:45

iiNet verdict: time for film industry to wake up

While iiNet chief executive Michael Malone gets a good night's rest, probably the first such night he's had since the case filed by the film industry kicked off, it is time for the doyens of the film industry to reflect on what this verdict means for them.
Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 04 February 2010 14:14

All eyes on Conroy: iiNet ruling begs questions

The ruling in favour of the ISP iiNet in its long running court battle with Hollywood movie studios presents a whole new set of issues for Government on how to provide adequate protection for intellectual property in the emerging digital economy.
Published in Government Tech Policy

This morning's court decision says iiNet is not responsible for their customers illegal downloads.  Is it "gentlemen, start your engines?"

Published in Government Tech Policy
Internet industry bodies and financial analysts have welcomed the court's finding that iiNet has not authorised copyright breaches by its Internet users.
Published in Government Tech Policy
A Federal Court judge has ruled that suspension or termination of Internet accounts is not a reasonable measure to enforce copyrights.
Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 04 February 2010 10:32

iiNet scores comprehensive copyright win - UPDATED

iiNet has scored a comprehensive victory in the copyright case brought against it by 34 movie industry players, with the judge finding that iiNet as an ISP did not authorise copyright infringement and was not required to act against those of its users who downloaded copyright movies.
Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 19 November 2009 15:59

EU a distant comfort for iiNet in AFACT case

The legal arguments in the iiNet-AFACT case being heard in the Federal Court in Sydney echo those that saw the creation recent 'internet rights' reforms in the European Union – and both sides have been watching these developments with interest.

Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 07 November 2009 08:58

We're not going to do AFACT's job for them: iiNet

Australia's third largest ISP iiNet chief regulatory officer Steve Dalby has admitted in Federal Court to dismissing AFACT allegations of iiNet customer copyright infringement, saying, "we were not going to do AFACT's job for them."

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 05 November 2009 09:54

iiNet claims it can't block Pirate Bay

Internet service provider iiNet does not have the technical capability to block access to the Pirate Bay website and doesn’t think any other ISP can either.
Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 04 November 2009 11:48

iiNet not enforcing own user agreement: AFACT

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has accused iiNet of not abiding by its own contractual agreements with users by failing to disconnect accused copyright infringers who allegedly violate the terms and conditions of their contracts.

Published in Home Tech
Australia's third largest ISP iiNet has been accused of inviting illegal downloads through its marketing messages by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) in the Federal Court today. As iiNet CEO Michael Malone took the stand for the third successive day in the dispute, AFACT alleged that iiNet has encouraged copyright infringement through its marketing strategy and unwillingness to act on copyright infringement notices.

Published in Home Tech
iiNet CEO Michael Malone has disagreed with the copyright infringement policies of multiple Australian ISPs, including iPrimus and People Telecom, which do what Malone has alleged is out of iiNet's legal capacity to do.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 07:45

iiNet feigns copyright protection: AFACT

AFACT has continued its verbal battery on iiNet CEO Michael Malone who sat in the witness box this morning, alleging iiNet has merely feigned protection of copyright holders. According to AFACT barrister Tony Bannon, iiNet has been hiding behind its stance of forwarding AFACT infrigement notices to law enforcement agencies instead of disconnecting offending users.

Published in Home Tech
iiNet CEO Michael Malone has come out of his corner punching after taking the stand for the first time in the ISP’s defence against the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft action in the Federal Court today. However, Malone did make one important concession.

Published in Home Tech
The trial that is being hailed by many as the ultimate test of just who is responsible for what occurs on the internet has adjourned until November.  Set down for four weeks of hearing before Justice Cowdroy in the Federal Court, this break was always part of the Court’s schedule.
Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 15 October 2009 16:32

AFACT, iiNet head for the recess playground

Perth-based internet service provider iiNet has emerged quietly confident from the first two weeks of its court fight with the movie industry - represented by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) - and will call chief executive Michael Malone as its first witness when the case resumes on November 2.

Published in The Big House
Thursday, 08 October 2009 10:07

IIA to AFACT: 'We offered to help'

The Internet Industry Association wrote to copyright owners more than two years ago seeking to address piracy concerns, only to be told the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft would instead start taking service providers to court.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 18:30

AFACT drops key claim against iiNet

iiNet says that the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has dropped one of the primary claims in its allegations that  iiNet has failed to do sufficient to prevent its customers from illegally downloading copyright movies.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 13:00

iiNet battles AFACT in court and by press release

iiNet faced AFACT in court today in its long running battle with the movie industry, as embodied in AFACT, over its failure to act on illegal downloads of copyright material by its broadband customers. iiNet claims that The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) -representing major movie studios - has demanded it act illegally, AFACT says this is nonsense.
Published in Strategy
InternetNZ says proposed new legislation designed to deter and prosecute illegal downloads of copyright content would see the creation of an expensive and bureaucratic system that would add costs for government, ISPs and rights holders.

Published in Strategy
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