[LINK] next chapter in iiNET/AFACT case

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Thu Mar 24 19:48:13 AEDT 2011

"HOLLYWOOD'S landmark legal bid to make internet companies 
responsible for online copyright infringement is bound for the Sydney 
High Court.

The group of 34 companies has lodged an application for special leave 
to appeal a full bench Federal Court decision in February upholding 
Justice Dennis Cowdroy's landmark 2010 ruling that Perth ISP iiNet 
had not authorised its customers to infringe copyright online.

The application will go to a special hearing in the High Court in 
Sydney which could be heard by up to seven judges. It's expected that 
the hearing is likely to take place around August or September.

iiNet chief executive Michael Malone today said that the ISP would 
defend the court's rulings.

"We have already won this case in the federal court and the appeals 
court. There's no surprise that they are applying to appeal of course."


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