ISP Liability for Copyright Authorisation: The Trial Decision in Roadshow Films v iinet Part One

Posted in: Research at 12/06/2011 22:58

This is Part One of a two part exploration of the contours of copright authorisation liability as that liability relates to a case involving the Australain internet service provider iiNet and thirty-four film and television companies.

In this part a primer on copyright authorisation liability is provided, together with an economic policy explanation for why such liability exists. In part two, to be published in the June edition of the Bulletin, a critique on the trial judge's decision in the case will be offered in light of this primer and policy exposition.
http://www.camla.org.au/clb/CLB - Volume 28, Issue 4.pdf
http://ssrn.com/abstract=1619128

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