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November 29, 2011 by

iiNet vs. AFACT: the road to High Court

Today marks the beginning of the end for the landmark copyright infringement battle between iiNet and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT). ZDNet Australia looks back into the three-year history of the case.

June 20, 2011 by

NBN Co hires music anti-piracy chief

The National Broadband Network Company today confirmed it had hired Sabiene Heindl, one of the most high-profile executives working for the music industry's Australian anti-piracy taskforce, Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI).

February 3, 2010 by

EFA, Pirate Party: iiNet win 'common sense'

The Pirate Party Australia has welcomed iiNet's internet piracy victory over a coalition of film and TV studios, describing it as "a victory for common sense", while civil liberties group Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) said sanity had prevailed.

February 3, 2010 by

Why the court ruled for iiNet

Justice Cowdroy today handed iiNet a sound victory in the Australian ISP's long-running battle against a coalition of film and television studios, finding that iiNet did not authorise copyright infringement carried out by its customers.

December 23, 2009 by

Top 10 news stories of 2009

After a year full of iiNet, iPhones, politicians and broadband, we checked out the years most popular news stories. Surprisingly enough Conroy, Telstra and the NBN fail to make an appearance on the list, with the iPhone, Google and the iiTrial dominating the top 10 most popular stories in 2009.

November 16, 2009 by

The war on file sharing hits Australia

Cover the windows, stay indoors and bunker down — the war on file sharing has reached Australian shores. Copyright owners have a fair claim to their content, but is it fair to saddle ISPs with the responsibility of policing their users? And should copyright enforcers be able to steal our privacy?

October 12, 2009 by

Kazaa witness takes iiTrial stand

Nigel Carson, a computer forensics investigator and a key witness in the 2004 Kazaa case, was called to the witness box today by iiNet's legal team to answer questions on whether an IP address was enough to identify a movie pirate.

April 15, 2009 by

iiNet piracy liability looms large

The Federal Court today turned down iiNet's request to limit the consequences of the court case brought against it by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) to 86 films.

December 16, 2008 by

AFACT to give iiNet more info

The Federal Court's Justice Cowdroy noted in an initial hearing today that the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) would provide more information to iiNet on its case against the ISP by mid January in preparation for a scheduled hearing in early February.

April 24, 2007 by

It's not our job ...

In today's post, Chris Dawson shares his thoughts (or more correctly, the thoughts of one of his students) regarding file-sharing in his piece “You don’t wanna mess…with the R-I-Double-A


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