AFACT to appeal iiNet case

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft will appeal their case against iiNet. AFACT in conjunction with 34 film companies accused iiNet of allowing copyright infringement on its network. Over a period of 17 weeks in mid-2008, AFACT sent iiNet and other internet providers notices containing allegations that their customers were sharing illegal copies of movie and music files on the peer-to-peer networking system BitTorrent. It sued iiNet for copyright late in the year after the ISP elected not to act on the allegations. AFACT claimed that iiNet authorised the infringements by refusing to act on the notices. The case...

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