Copier case cited as Australian ISP iiNet fight rages over copyright and file sharing

Lawyers representing a group of entertainment companies suing iiNet for copyright infringement have relied heavily on a 34-year-old High Court decision concerning the use of photocopiers in universities to support the Federal Court bid against the Perth internet provider.The group of entertainment companies, which are being represented by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), has claimed that iiNet engaged in secondary acts of copyright infringement after it failed to take reasonable steps to stop customers sharing files on its network.

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