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.
Conroy uses iiNet case to sidestep net filter issue
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.
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
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Internet industry application deferred to next week
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.
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.
iiNet authorised infringing acts, says film industry
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.
iiNet clutching at legal "splinters", studios claim
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.
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.
Studios seek to deprive iiNet barristers of "beauty sleep"