Internet industry backs iiNet in copyright fight

The Australian Internet industry has supported iiNet in its defence against legal action filed by the leading US media giants and the Seven Network, which experts say could force providers to police peer-to-peer traffic if the Federal Court rules in favour of the plaintiffs.The court case, spearheaded by Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) which represents the media corporations, demands that iiNet eliminate the file sharing of copyright media over its network. was asking for legal trouble: Exetel
Exetel CEO John Linton said today that iiNet brought the federal court action upon itself by not forwarding Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) complaints to its customers.According to Linton in his blog, it was obvious from the first letter from AFACT that the federation was “following a strategy designed by its legal advisers to take one or more smaller ISPs to court to test the provisions of the current newer clauses in the copyright act”.,130061791,339293440,00.htmiiNet to fight entertainment industry
iiNet’s managing director Michael Malone yesterday vowed to fight the action filed against it in federal court by film and television giants, which alleged iiNet had failed to prevent customers from downloading pirated content.,130061791,339293427,00.htmStudios sue Australian ISP over video piracy
Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, backed by all the major networks, says iiNet has ignored requests to discipline its customers for infringing on film copyrights.

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