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iiNet vs AFACT

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Timeline Convict alleged file sharers and we’ll cut them off: iiNet Convict alleged file sharers and we’ll cut them off: iiNet - iiNet has defended itself against allegations by the Australian film industry that it encouraged customers to download films illegally, saying it has supplied the alleged list of breaches to police and will disconnect any customers proven to have breached their service agreements and applicable laws.
Timeline Conroy uses iiNet case to sidestep net filter issue Conroy uses iiNet case to sidestep net filter issue - Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy has launched an extraordinary attack on iiNet’s legal defence in its piracy trial with the film and music industry, dubbing it “stunning” and “a classic”.
Timeline iiNet seeks legal advice over Conroy comments iiNet seeks legal advice over Conroy comments - iiNet is considering historical legal action over Senator Conroy's 'stunning' analysis of its copyright infringement defense in the Federal Court.
Timeline iiNet attempts to delay copyright case rejected iiNet attempts to delay copyright case rejected - Attempts by ISP iiNet to delay the start of its copyright case have been rejected by the Federal Court, with a decision now expected before Christmas, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has revealed.
Timeline iiNet refutes AFACT case ‘delay’ claims iiNet refutes AFACT case ‘delay’ claims - iiNet has sought to discredit claims made by a spokesperson for the film and music industry last week that the ISP had tried to delay its high-profile copyright case in the Federal Court.12
Timeline AFACT “struggling” to make a case: iiNet AFACT “struggling” to make a case: iiNet - ISP iiNet has dismissed claims by the film industry that it is stalling their landmark battle in the Federal Court, accusing AFACT of “struggling to get their case together”.
Timeline iiNet ordered to hand over customer records iiNet ordered to hand over customer records - Small sample of records demanded for landmark copyright case.
Timeline Conroy vows to tackle illegal file sharing Conroy vows to tackle illegal file sharing - Government promises to "facilitate" a solution.
Timeline Forensics experts examine iiNet and Telstra facilities Forensics experts examine iiNet and Telstra facilities - ISP names key witness but film industry stays mum.
Timeline Industry weighs in on iiNet court case Industry weighs in on iiNet court case - Internet Industry Association to intervene.
Timeline Film industry links ISP's best customers with piracy Film industry links ISP's best customers with piracy - Declines to explain why?
Timeline ISPs cosy up to Federal Court ISPs cosy up to Federal Court - Film and internet industry groups square off.
Timeline AFACT calls Carson in copyright case AFACT calls Carson in copyright case - Kazaa expert is forensics witness.
Timeline Hollywood drops another claim in iiNet suit Hollywood drops another claim in iiNet suit - Complainant: Caching was "subsidiary" to case.
Timeline Revealed: iiNet's film copyright defence Revealed: iiNet's film copyright defence - First details emerge on how it will argue landmark case.
Timeline AFACT claims 100K copyright breaches on iiNet AFACT claims 100K copyright breaches on iiNet - Day One: Discovered documents introduced.
Timeline iiNet, Westnet email trails revealed iiNet, Westnet email trails revealed - The film industry has attempted to use a trail of internal training documents and emails to prove ISP iiNet turned a blind eye to copyright infringement on its network.
Timeline iiNet pursued prosecution of film industry investigator iiNet pursued prosecution of film industry investigator - In the Federal Court in Sydney today, an iiNet employee was alleged to have asked a computer crime officer from the WA Police to prosecute the investigator employed by the film industry to collect evidence of copyright infringement on the ISP's network.
Timeline iiNet lawyers pan film industry figures iiNet lawyers pan film industry figures - Almost six-figure sums of copyright infringements alleged to have taken place on iiNet's network were "pings" by an investigator rather than downloads of a file, the ISP's general counsel told the court today.
Timeline iiNet deals with thousands of "robot notices" iiNet deals with thousands of "robot notices" - ISP iiNet has revealed it received 1,356 notifications from a variety of sources seeking action on alleged copyright infringements in just one week last year.
Timeline iiNet lawyers link film studios to BitTorrent iiNet lawyers link film studios to BitTorrent - Several film studios listed as applicants in the copyright case against ISP iiNet had "contractual relationships" with BitTorrent, counsel for iiNet alleged in court today.
Timeline Film industry claims BitTorrent contracts terminated Film industry claims BitTorrent contracts terminated - The film industry's lawyers have lambasted ISP iiNet's general counsel for linking several film studios with BitTorrent in the Federal Court yesterday.
Timeline Film industry monitored Internode, Exetel and Optus Film industry monitored Internode, Exetel and Optus - Representatives from the film industry paid investigators to become customers and monitor the IP ranges of ISPs Optus, Internode, iiNet and Exetel for alleged copyright infringements, the Federal Court heard this morning.
Timeline Federal Court closed for DtecNet evidence Federal Court closed for DtecNet evidence - The iiNet case ended day five in a closed court session as the chief technology officer of third-party investigator DtecNet was cross-examined on the inner-workings of his firm's anti-piracy software.
Timeline Internet Industry Association subpoenaed by AFACT Internet Industry Association subpoenaed by AFACT - The film industry plans to subpoena the Internet Industry Association (IIA) for documents relating to plans and meetings it held with ISPs on how to handle notices of alleged copyright infringement and peer-to-peer abuse on their networks.
Timeline iiNet strikes licensing deal with Roadshow iiNet strikes licensing deal with Roadshow - ISP iiNet had entered an "arrangement" with Roadshow Entertainment to license some of its content legally for its freezone, the Federal Court heard today.
Timeline Film studios grilled on BitTorrent agreements Film studios grilled on BitTorrent agreements - Paramount Pictures would likely lodge a complaint with BitTorrent over the "unauthorised use" of the studio's logo on the peer-to-peer firm's website, it was revealed in the Federal Court today.
Timeline Studio bosses wash their hands of piracy investigative technique Studio bosses wash their hands of piracy investigative technique - At least two American film studios involved in the copyright case against ISP iiNet have indicated to the Federal Court that they would not authorise use of investigative techniques in the fight against piracy if it involved some form of illegal conduct.
Timeline AFACT solicitor grilled on ISP disconnections AFACT solicitor grilled on ISP disconnections - The film industry's solicitor came under sustained pressure from ISP iiNet's senior counsel to admit the number of individual sessions - and therefore infringements - recorded in spreadsheets he prepared were inflated by a technical issue.
Timeline Internet Industry Association hands over first documents Internet Industry Association hands over first documents - The Internet Industry Association (IIA) produced its first documents subpoenaed by the film industry today before filing for access to affidavits and opening statements by both sides to help prepare its submission to the court.
Timeline iiNet chief "hit the roof" on Westnet copyright policy iiNet chief "hit the roof" on Westnet copyright policy - ISP iiNet chief Michael Malone has been accused of submitting "utterly misleading" affidavits and lying under oath over his knowledge of an alleged automated system at Westnet for dealing with copyright infringement notices.
Timeline iiNet accused of "obstructive" copyright policy iiNet accused of "obstructive" copyright policy - iiNet chief Michael Malone has denied attempts by the film industry's counsel to label the ISP's attitude towards protecting the rights of copyright owners as "obstructive".
Timeline Westnet policy "may have breached" Telco Act Westnet policy "may have breached" Telco Act - Perth ISP Westnet may have breached the Telecommunications Act by passing notices of alleged copyright infringement on to its customers, iiNet chief Michael Malone alleged in the Federal Court today.
Timeline iiNet chief has "never used" a BitTorrent client iiNet chief has "never used" a BitTorrent client - iiNet chief Michael Malone told the Federal Court yesterday he had "never used a BitTorrent client" but had a general understanding of the "mechanics" of how they worked.
Timeline Deep packet inspection an option for torrent traffic Deep packet inspection an option for torrent traffic - ISP iiNet had assessed the volume of peer-to-peer traffic on its network only using global estimates and media reports, its chief Michael Malone alleged in the Federal Court yesterday.
Timeline Exetel blog surfaces in iiNet cross-examination Exetel blog surfaces in iiNet cross-examination - The film industry has today attempted to introduced blog posts from Exetel chief John Linton and People Telecom's copyright policy as examples of what other industry players are doing to combat alleged infringement on their networks.
Timeline iiNet has no written repeat infringer policy iiNet has no written repeat infringer policy - ISP iiNet's chief Michael Malone admitted that iiNet has no written policy on what to do about repeat infringers of copyright on its network.
Timeline iiNet police referrals branded "cynical" iiNet police referrals branded "cynical" - ISP iiNet referred the film industry's copyright notifications to the police despite knowing the authority could not act, it was alleged today.
Timeline iiNet CEO says BitTorrent dominates traffic iiNet CEO says BitTorrent dominates traffic - The chief executive officer defending an online copyright case has had alleged statements he made about the nature and quantum of online traffic that passes over his ISP's network used against him in the Federal Court.
Timeline Does Freezone keep pirates at bay? Does Freezone keep pirates at bay? - The side-effect of an ISP's subscriber benefit was not responsible for propagating illegally copied material over the internet, its chief executive officer told the Federal Court today.
Timeline Pirate Bay demo choked by Federal Court filter Pirate Bay demo choked by Federal Court filter - Website blocking software installed within Sydney's Federal Court brought proceedings in a landmark case between Hollywood film studios and ISP iiNet to a halt today.
Timeline Honeypot becomes sticky point in iiNet trial Honeypot becomes sticky point in iiNet trial - ISP iiNet allegedly "misunderstood" the method used by film industry investigators to gather data for AFACT's letters and infringement notices, affecting the way it treated them, the Federal Court heard yesterday.
Timeline iiNet confused by AFACT's techspeak iiNet confused by AFACT's techspeak - ISP iiNet claimed to have had difficulty understanding some of the terms used in infringement notices from AFACT, but did not explicitly seek answers from the film industry in return correspondence, the Federal Court heard today.
Timeline Film industry continues to hold up Exetel as model ISP Film industry continues to hold up Exetel as model ISP - ISP iiNet's chief regulatory officer claims he did not read an Exetel blog post referred to him by a staffer because he did not think it would help iiNet respond to a letter from AFACT, the Federal Court heard today.
Timeline Internet industry application deferred to next week Internet industry application deferred to next week - A hearing of the Internet Industry Association's application to join the copyright case between the film industry and ISP iiNet as a "friend of the court" has been deferred until next week.
Timeline ISP e-security draft code held up as "reasonable steps" ISP e-security draft code held up as "reasonable steps" - The Federal Court has tendered for consideration a draft ISP code of conduct created this year in the copyright case between the film industry and iiNet "to save time", despite presiding Justice Cowdroy believing its relevance was "peripheral" and probably not of much use to his decision in the case.
Timeline iiNet had "intellectual curiosity" in AFACT jargon iiNet had "intellectual curiosity" in AFACT jargon - ISP iiNet wanted to know the meanings of terms used in AFACT notices only out of "intellectual curiosity" because it had already decided not to take action whether or not it received additional information including definitions, it was alleged in the Federal Court today.
Timeline iiNet authorised infringing acts, says film industry iiNet authorised infringing acts, says film industry - The film industry's barristers yesterday commenced closing statements in the Federal Court in Sydney as the copyright case against ISP iiNet entered its fourth and final week of hearings.
Timeline iiNet copyright case to enter fifth week iiNet copyright case to enter fifth week - The film industry's barristers yesterday commenced closing statements in the Federal Court in Sydney as the copyright case against ISP iiNet entered its fourth and final week of hearings.
Timeline iiNet clutching at legal "splinters", studios claim iiNet clutching at legal "splinters", studios claim - Barristers representing the film industry claimed today in the Federal Court that case law referenced in iiNet's defence could potentially work against the ISP.
Timeline Film industry attacks iiNet witness selection Film industry attacks iiNet witness selection - ISP iiNet's chief Michael Malone has witnessed first-hand an attempt by barristers representing the film industry to assassinate his character in the Federal Court, with the film industry's lead barrister labelling Malone's evidence as "incredible", "evasive" and unreliable.
Timeline Studios call for Federal Court to disregard iiNet evidence Studios call for Federal Court to disregard iiNet evidence - The film industry has accused ISP iiNet of making contradictory statements with regards to evidence of alleged copyright infringement found on its network by AFACT investigators - which could ultimately damage iiNet's credibility in the copyright case, the Federal Court heard this morning.
Timeline Studios seek to deprive iiNet barristers of "beauty sleep" Studios seek to deprive iiNet barristers of "beauty sleep" - The film industry lead barrister has accused iiNet's legal team of trying to win time for "beauty sleep" by requesting the case be adjourned until Friday mid-morning.