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Displaying items by tag: AFACT

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 13:44

iiNet & AFACT face off in copyright appeal

Ahead of tomorrow's High Court appeal hearing in the movie industry's long running case against iiNet for allegedly authorising copyright infringement by its customers both sides have expressed confidence in emerging victorious.

Published in Strategy

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) is almost certain to lose its appeal against ISP iiNet in the High Court of Australia, according to a legal source close to the case. However, AFACT, now armed with the knowledge of how to correctly prosecute ISPs in future, is already getting ready to pounce on TPG, Dodo and others. (Note AFACT response at end of article)

Published in Technology Regulation

The move by a Queensland-based group to go after internet users who have allegedly downloaded copies of a film belonging to a US-based film studio which it represents, appears to be another part of the jigsaw which is being built to bolster the push for a major trade deal between the US and eight other countries.

Published in Open Sauce

iiNet says High Court judges hearing the appeal in the copyright case it has been fighting against the movie studios will have to make a decision as to exactly what action, or non-action, by an ISP would constitute authorising its customers to download copyrighted material, and that this decision will bring much needed clarity to the industry.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 21:54

iTunes price gouging: Apple not to blame

It is ironic in a week when the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) is going into battle yet again with ISP iiNet that the NSW Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts has accused Apple of price gouging through its Australian iTunes online store. Could Mr Roberts be whipping the wrong horse and should instead focus his attention on the members of AFACT?

Published in Beerfiles

Ever eager to highlight claims of rampant online copyright infringement, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has cited the results of a study that it says found that 97.2 percent of BitTorrent files breach copyright. Readers feeling a sense of déjà vu are entirely justified.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 15 September 2011 12:04

Bit Torrent Tracker Hosts Convicted and Sentenced

On Tuesday this week, the District Court of Queensland sentenced two men for their role in facilitating the illegal download of movies.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 12 August 2011 11:11

High Court allows AFACT appeal v iiNet

The High Court has granted 34 film and TV sector companies special right to appeal a February decision from the Federal Court which will see the companies again take on WA based internet service provider iiNet over alleged copyright infringement.

Published in Market
Thursday, 24 March 2011 16:17

iiNET comes out swinging at AFACT

iiNet has come out swinging after the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft announced its widely anticipated move to seek leave to appeal a Federal Court Judgment which dismissed allegations of copyright theft against the West Australia based internet service provider.

Published in Listed Tech
Thursday, 24 March 2011 15:02

iiNever-ending story: AFACT to appeal

In a press release issued this afternoon, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) announced it would continue its legal battle against ISP iiNet over copyright infringement, seeking leave to appeal its case to the High Court.
Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 24 March 2011 14:13

AFACT to go after iiNet in High Court

After two unsuccessful attempts to collar Australia's second largest ISP iiNet for copyright infringement in court, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) which represents major film companies and the Seven TV network is lodging an appeal in the High Court of Australia. AFACT is alleging that iiNet authorised copyright infringement by users of its service.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 21 March 2011 16:14

Pirates disregard fines and laws

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, AFACT, which now has just two days left to file an Appeal with the High Court if it wants to further pursue internet service provider, iiNet, over its allegations of copyright theft, may be interested to learn of a new independent study which suggests that fines and tougher laws are unlikely to stall piracy of films, books, music or software.

Published in Strategy

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) is to start work immediately on a copyright code of practice for Internet intermediaries, including ISPs, search, hosting and social media providers.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 25 February 2011 12:25

AFACT fails to see the light on piracy

COMMENT The Australian Federation against Copyright Theft is on the attack again, trying to hose down criticism of figures it released recently about alleged film piracy.

Published in Listed Tech

Both iiNet CEO Michael Malone and AFACT Executive Director Neil Gane summed the trial and appeal perfectly in two short quotes.  Both demonstrate that AFACT was chasing the wrong target.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

COMMENT In what must surely be hailed as a victory for Australian commonsense, the Federal Court has turned down the appeal by the film industry against an earlier judgement in favour of ISP iiNet over alleged copyright theft.

Published in Listed Tech
Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:01

iiNet wins landmark copyright stoush

The film industry has lost its Federal Court battle against local internet service provider iiNet over alleged copyright theft after a 2:1 decision. While a High Court appeal is widely anticipated the film industry, under the banner of the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), lost no time on calling for the Government to legislate and force ISPs to do more to prevent copyright theft.

Published in Listed Tech
Friday, 18 February 2011 12:24

EFA denounces piracy study

Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) today urged skepticism about claims that piracy is costing thousands of jobs in Australia.

Published in Mobility
The Australian Federation Against Copyright (AFACT) today published a report which it claimed showed movie piracy cost the Australian economy $1.37 billion in lost revenue over a 12 month period -- as well as some 6,100 jobs.
Published in Market
Thursday, 05 August 2010 16:25

Music streaming from Apple's MobileMe? Not really

There's been a kerfuffle about Apple enabling the playback of audio files directly from MobileMe's iDisk, and how this may be the first sign of a Apple streaming service resulting from the company's acquisition of Lala.

Published in Core Dump
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