The High Court of Australia today handed down judgment in favour of iiNet in the copyright appeal, dealing with whether an ISP should be liable for copyright infringements of the ISP's customers. Unanimous dismissal. French, Crennan and Kiefel in one judgment and separate judgment of Gummow and Hayne also dismissing appeal.
"Today the High Court dismissed an appeal by a number of film and television companies from a
decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia. The High Court held that the
respondent, an internet service provider, had not authorised the infringement by its customers of
the appellants' copyright in commercially released films and television programs."
My commentary in The Age
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