iiNet v AFACT roundup

Following the Federal Court's dismissal of the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft's appeal against internet service provider iiNet today, Computerworld Australia has collated news on the AFACT v iiNet case featured on this site.

AFACT v iiNet: Government called to action

Federal Government urged to make changes to copyright law by both iiNet and AFACT.

iiNet v AFACT: Federal Court dismisses appeal

The Federal Court dismisses appeal by Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) in its claim that Perth-based internet service provider iiNet had infringed on the copyrights of the film studios the body represents.

AFACT v iiNet: Copyright holders continue to push industry code

The appeal case between Internet service provider, iiNet and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has come to a close after four days, with the panel of judges expected to reveal its decision sometime after 20 August, pending further documents from legal counsel.

Updated - AFACT v iiNet: Innocent account holders held responsible

Legal counsel for the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has argued that the account holder should be held accountable for alleged copyright infringement, even if they weren’t the one to actually download infringing material.

AFACT v iiNet: 'Reasonable belief' defence may be incorrect

It has been revealed that iiNet’s defence of 'reasonable belief' against acting on evidence of copyright infringement was potentially based on a misinterpretation of relevant legislation.

iiNet appeal may not solve piracy issue

A Federal Court judge has questioned whether a decision by the court in the appeal between film studios and internet service provider iiNet will actually resolve the dispute over copyright infringement by internet users.

AFACT v iiNet: Second chance termination strains resources

Suggestions by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) that ISPs terminate users after a single copyright infringement warning would be unsustainable, iiNet’s legal team has told a Federal Court this week.

AFACT v iiNet: ISP questions infringement information reliability

The information pertaining to copyright infringements delivered to Internet service provider iiNet by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) during 2008 was of questionable reliability, a Federal Court has heard.

iiNet had power to stop downloads, court

Film studio lawyers say internet service provider iiNet had the technical ability and power to prevent customers from abusing its network for film piracy, but failed to act.

AFACT: Shape, prevent or playpen, but iiNet did nothing

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has told the Federal Court in an appeal hearing that iiNet should have shaped, blocked or play-penned subscribers who infringed copyright.

AFACT: iiNet stops spam, why not The Pirate Bay?

The copyright enforcement arm of a string of film studios has told a Federal Court hearing today that Internet service provider iiNet had authorised customers to download illegal movies partly by not “stopping” the infringements.

iiNet braces for AFACT appeal

Have you ever received a letter from your Internet provider for downloading something you shouldn’t have? Like a movie or an album?

I know people that have, and the letter worked a treat. That pro-forma note, asking you to click a pixelated button on a web site to acknowledge your crimes and then be on your way, did stop their torrenting pirate antics.

But ironically, it turns out your provider might just have broken the law by sending that letter.

AFACT v iiNet: Back to court 2-5 August

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) and ISP, iiNet, will head back to court on 2 August for three days in their ongoing legal battle.

Court adjourns iiNet, AFACT financial fall-out

iiNet and an entourage of movie studios must wait for the verdict on who will foot the bill for their much-publicised legal stoush following an adjournment in the Federal Court of Australia today.

AFACT v iiNet: ISP hits back at studios

Internet service provider, iiNet, has hit back at claims by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) that its Notice of Contention is in essence an appeal against the Federal Court’s ruling, which found in favour of the ISP ordered the studios to pay the costs of the case.

AFACT v iiNet: ISP files notice of contention

The legal battles in the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) v iiNet copyright court case continue. The internet service provider has served a notice of contention with the Federal Court of Australia on 14 grounds of Justice Cowdroy’s ruling.

Court case won't stop pirates: iiNet

The big movie studios will not stop pirates even if the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) wins damages against iiNet, according to the Perth-based Internet Service Provider (ISP).

AFACT v iiNet: Cost hearing set for 4 May

The Federal Court of Australia has retracted its order for the Australia Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) to pay iiNet's court costs pending a later hearing on 4 May.

AFACT will appeal against iiNet in landmark copyright infringement case

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) will appeal the loss of its copyright infringement case against ISP, iiNet, in the Federal Court of Australia earlier this month.

AFACT v iiNet: D-day for AFACT appeal against iiNet copyright ruling

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has yet to make an announcement regarding a possible appeal to the Federal Court decision in the landmark copyright case against iiNet.

AFACT v iiNet: Film studios seeking to recoup costs

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) will take Perth-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) iiNet back to court this Thursday to recoup costs from a copyright infringement case it lost against the ISP.

AFACT v iiNet: Appeal decision to be known in a fortnight

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) will take the next two weeks to consider appealing the recent loss of a copyright infringement case against ISP, iiNet.

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