AFACT vs iiNet: Australian ISP receives warrants daily

iiNet receives warrants and other orders to match users’ IP addresses suspected of copyright infringement with internal contact details on a daily basis, the ISP’s CEO Michael Malone said in its civil case against the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) at the Federal Court of Australia today.Malone, under cross-examination, said the ISP regularly received and complied with these requests, among the “hundreds and thousands” of general notices of alleged infringement they also receive.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/324807/Also see:AFACT v iiNet: Malone says no legal ability to disconnect users
In its case against the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) at the Federal Court of Australia iiNet CEO Michael Malone said despite “compelling evidence” suggesting users were downloading illicit files, such as child pornography, the ISP did not have the legal ability to disconnect users.In today’s cross-examination, AFACT Barrister Tony Bannon SC asked whether in such a case iiNet would terminate their contract with a user. Malone said they would still have to refer it to a properly empowered authority.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/324798/AFACT attacks Westnet piracy policy
iiNet managing director Michael Malone today denied that cancelling iiNet subsidiary Westnet’s policy to forward copyright breach notifications was designed to be obstructive to copyright holders.Day nine of the Federal Court hearing in which iiNet stands accused of authorising its customers breach of copyright in relation to 86 films owned by 34 applicants has today seen Malone take the witness stand for the first time.
www.zdnet.com.au/news/communications/soa/AFACT-attacks-Westnet-piracy-policy/0,130061791,339299336,00.htm

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