Friday, March 04, 2011

iinet Case

Greetings from "Policy Form: Righting the Copyright Imbalance", at the National Library of Australia, in Canberra. After discussing "Safe Harbours" in general, the forum move on to look at the iinet case in detail. This case was over if ISP iiNet Ltd, allowed illegal downloading of films, TV and music. The issue was if iiNet had taken reasonable steps to stop such downloads happening. This case is likely to do more to shape copyright law in Australia than any of the government inquiries under-way.

Anne Flahvin, Special Council, Baker & McKenzie, summarised the decision in the case. However, I couldn't understand the legal details.

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