iiNet slays Hollywood in landmark piracy case
The giants of the film industry have lost their case against ISP iiNet in a landmark judgment handed down in the Federal Court today.The decision had the potential to impact internet users and the internet industry profoundly as it sets a legal precedent surrounding how much ISPs are required to do to prevent customers from downloading movies and other content illegally.But after an on-and-off eight-week trial that examined whether iiNet authorised customers to download pirated movies, Justice Dennis Cowdroy found that the ISP was not liable for the downloading habits of its customers
Now I'm not an iiNet customer purely out of the tyranny of geography. Bit if anyone is shopping around for an ISP... They deserve all our support for fighting the good fight, not just with this - they have also been the loudest voice against the proposed Great Firewall of Australia.