After two unsuccessful attempts to collar Australia's second largest ISP iiNet for copyright infringement in court, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) which represents major film companies and the Seven TV network is lodging an appeal in the High Court of Australia. AFACT is alleging that iiNet authorised copyright infringement by users of its service.
The Australian arm of the Pirate Party late yesterday opened fire on the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, accusing the group of "strong-arm tactics" and "extortion" in its renewed approaches to local ISPs over the past few weeks on the issue of online copyright infringement through file sharing services such as BitTorrent.
The Federal Court has set 2- 5 August 2010 to hear AFACT's appeal against the judgement brought against in its attempt to sue iiNet for breach of copyright over iiNet customers downloads of copyrighted movies.
Written by: David Heath | Published in: Government Tech PolicyComplete with a well-placed expletive, European Parliament member Amelia Andersdotter made the Pirate Party's position on copyright abundantly clear at the recent Internet Governance Forum meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan.