p2pnet view Movies | P2P | Politics:- According to farcical AFACT, still smarting after an ignominious defeat by Australian IS anP iiNet, “there is still a legal obligation in Australia for ISPs to prevent repeat copyright infringement”.
AFART “is of course the Hollywood-owned ‘trade’ unit which recently ended up with egg all over its face and holes in both feet after trying to stomp local ISP iiNet”, said p2pnet recently, going on:
“Instead, it was ordered by a court to pay costs of around $4 million and is now trying desperately to weasel out of it.”
It’ll be back in court Wednesday “when a timetable for the appeal is expected to be set”, says The Age, from whence came the quote in the intro.
According to mouthlady Adrianne Pecotic, “The current state of the law as a result of the iiNet decision is a threat to our digital economy.”
“Pecotic was calling the Government to follow in the footsteps of Britain and France by enforcing tougher laws to combat move and TV piracy”, says Arnet.com.au, going on:
“iiNet has blasted back, stating ISPs have always been open to discussion with content holders.
“The Internet industry and copyright holders had been in detailed discussions for a number of years before AFACT and [Pecotic], called off negotiations in August 2007 to commence their unsuccessful legal proceedings against iiNet.”
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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
p2pnet – Hollywood’s AFACT: spying on Australians, March 3, 2010
weasel out of it – AFACT goes after iiNet for costs, February 22, 2010
The Age – Canberra urged to join net fightback, April 19, 2010
Arnet.com.au – iiNet blasts AFACT’s attack on ISPs, April 19, 2010
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