Australian ISPs escape copyright trap

The NSW Federal Court will no longer be called to test a contentious legal claim that ISPs directly infringe copyright laws by providing services to individuals who illegally share files on peer-to-peer networks.A group of copyright holders pursuing iiNet for copyright breaches put the claim before the court last month as part of a case against the ISP.

However lawyers representing the group dropped the component from its claim in an unscheduled hearing early today.

iiNet was awarded legal costs for any legal fees it incurred addressing parts of the claim AFACT has withdrawn.,24897,25448224-15306,00.html

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