Film studios are reportedly seeking an appeal in an Internet piracy case against an Australian Internet provider.
Sydney (WiredPRNews.com) – An appeal has reportedly been filed in a case against an Australian Internet provider found to be not liable for customer illegal movie downloads. As reported by AFP, several Hollywood film studios lodged the appeal this week following the federal court findings.
The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) Executive Director Neil Gane is quoted in the report as stating of the case, “The court found large scale copyright infringements (proven), that iiNet knew they were occurring, that iiNet had the contractual and technical capacity to stop them and iiNet did nothing about them… In line with previous case law, this would have amounted to authorization of copyright infringement.”
Gane is further quoted as stating of the court’s decision, “The decision harms not just the studios that produce and distribute movies, but also Australia’s creative community and all those whose livelihoods depend on a vibrant entertainment industry.”
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