[LINK] Film industry takes on iiNet

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Fri Nov 21 11:52:30 AEDT 2008

Stilgherrian wrote:

> On 21/11/2008, at 10:27 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>> Interesting that I had a chat about this very thing with a friend in
>> Vic Police last night. Copyright is not a criminal offence, but a
>> civil offence that takes a plaintiff to file charge, not the police.
>> The police have no jurisdiction to do anything about this except in
>> the case of something like selling stolen goods, but that's even a  
>> stretch.
> Did not the 2006 changes to the Copyright Act introduce various  
> criminal penalties?

Notices about criminal prosecution for copyright violations have
been on videos and VHS tapes for yonks. Although this could be due
to the source country: America. But I thought videos for rental
and sale were coded up and created here. I could be wrong.


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