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August 11, 2011 by

AFACT wins iiNet High Court hearing

The High Court of Australia has granted the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) special leave to appeal the Federal Court ruling of its long-running piracy case against iiNet.

July 12, 2011 by

AFACT strong-arming ISPs: Pirate Party

The Australian arm of the Pirate Party yesterday opened fire on the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), accusing the group of "strong-arm tactics" and "extortion" in its renewed advances to local internet service providers (ISPs) over the past few weeks on the issue of online copyright infringement through file-sharing services such as BitTorrent.

July 7, 2011 by

Act or be acted against, AFACT warns ISPs

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has written to local internet service providers (ISPs), inviting them to work together on a solution to piracy — if they don't want it to take action using precedents set in its lawsuit against iiNet.

June 26, 2011 by

US piracy deal right for Australia: AFACT

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has welcomed reports that US internet service providers (ISPs) and film studios are close to an agreement on how to deal with piracy; however, the Internet Industry Association is adopting a wait-and-see approach.

June 2, 2011 by

Content owners don't back AFACT: iiNet

Content providers are stepping away from the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT)'s pursuit of ISPs over copyright infringement, and are open to iiNet's piracy mediator model, according to iiNet's chief regulatory officer Steve Dalby.

February 23, 2011 by

AFACT rebuts privacy pundits

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has brushed off criticism from internet advocates of a report it commissioned, which said that piracy costs the economy $1.4 billion a year.

February 17, 2011 by

EFA to AFACT: your numbers don't add up

Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) has delivered a virtual slap in the face to the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), picking a string of holes in research released yesterday by the group which suggested internet piracy was costing Australia's economy $1.37 billion annually.

February 16, 2011 by

Piracy costs $1.4bn a year: AFACT

Piracy is costing the Australian economy a whopping $1.37 billion a year, according to research by anti-piracy organisation the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT).

February 3, 2010 by

AFACT looks to govt after court loss

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) today said it was disappointed by its losing position in the internet piracy trial against local internet service provider (ISP) iiNet, but said it believed the verdict was not what the Federal Government wanted.

August 23, 2009 by

Sydney movie, music pirate earns jail time

The Australian arms of the music and film industry have won a victory against piracy with the news that Sydney man Yong Hong Lin has been handed a three-month jail term for selling illegal imported discs from his Eastwood music and movie store.

September 8, 2008 by

Real ready to fight Hollywood

Real Networks, which long tried to make a business by cooperating with labels and studios, has finally realized the only way for them to succeed is to play the "people" card. Hence, Real's RealDVD program, a $30 DVD ripper.

April 7, 2008 by

SA's top cop scoffs at police piracy claims

After reports alleged yesterday that "hundreds" of South Australian police had been sprung using their work computers to illegally download films, the state's Commissioner has refuted the accusations in a letter published today.

April 9, 2007 by

Copyright laws and piracy - Where do you stand?

Over the months that this blog has been running we've had some really good discussions relating to copyright laws and piracy. Hardware such as portable media players and disc burners are closely linked to copyright and piracy because these devices allow people to do things with content that the copyright holders might not be too happy with. But is violating the terms of copyright theft, whether it be on a small or large scale, right or wrong? Is it theft? When does it become theft? Where do you draw the line?


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