iiNet welcomes Federal Court decision

iiNet’s official post-trial statement

iiNet welcomes the Federal Court’s judgment.

We have never supported or encouraged breaches of the law, including infringement of the Copyright Act of the Telecommunications Act. Today’s judgment is a vindication of that and the allegations against us have been proven to be unfounded.

iiNet has always been, and will continue to be, a good corporate citizen and an even better copyright citizen.

From our perspective today marks the end of the matter and we will continue to get on with the business. We will continue to provide Australians with the access to fast and cheap broadband with innovative new services and products.

While this case has been important not just for iiNet, but the entire internet industry, it has not distracted us from our core business.

Notably while this case unfolded we:

  • Lunched our very successful Bob product, providing customers with the ultimate all-in-one plug and play internet and phone service;
  • Continued to grow our customers and revenue; and
  • Signed content agreements with a wide range of providers, including Xbox, NineMSN, TiVO, Bloomberg, the Sydney Film Festival, Village Roadshow Films and many others.

So it has been business as usual for us, and with the case now behind us we look forward to continuing to do what we do best — delivering innovative content and products and great customer service.

... and run Australia’s most innovative and successful internet company.

In relation to copyright holders, we conclude again by saying we do not and have never supported, encouraged or authorised illegal sharing or downloading of files in breach of the copyright laws.

We are eager to engage with the film industry and copyright holders to make this material

Finally, we thank all those who have support us through this process, the iiNet staff, our loyal customers and investors, the internet industry and others and notably our legal team who worked tirelessly to achieve this important result today.

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