The film studios have announced they have sought special leave to appeal from the Full Federal Court’s 2-1 decision dismissing their claim that iiNet infringed their copyright by ‘authorising’ its subscribers’ infringing activities.
AFACT press release
iiNet press release.
Meanwhile, the iiA is still working on a workable solution for the future.
Last month, iiNet (by the skin of its teeth) avoided being found liable for authorising the P2P infringing activities of users of its internet access services.
Kim Weatherall and Ass. Pro. David Brennan provide their respective initial takes here and here.
Perhaps in recognition that iiNet (and pretty much any other ISP) will be in big trouble if they sit on their hands when the next
letter of demand comes in from AFACT notice comes in, Meanwhile on 11 March, the Internet Industries Association has announced that it is “fastracking” development of an industry code to deal with copyright infringement.