February 6, 2010
Aussie ISP battles Hollywood and wins
The giants of the film industry have lost their case against an Australian ISP in a landmark judgement handed down in the country's Federal Court today. Stuff reports.
The decision had the potential to profoundly impact Australia's internet users and internet industry as it sets a legal precedent surrounding how much Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are required to do to prevent customers from downloading movies and other content illegally.
But after an on-and-off eight week trial that examined whether ISP iiNet authorised customers to download pirated movies, Justice Dennis Cowdroy found that the ISP was not liable for the downloading habits of its customers.
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