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AU Legal Group Says ISP Allowed 100K Illegal Downloads 191

Posted by kdawson
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In Australia, a court wrapped up day one of what promises to be a 4-week trial of media interests against ISP iiNet. Reader bennyboy64 writes "iTnews reports that Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft investigators claim to have recorded almost 100,000 instances of Australian internet service provider iiNet users making available online unauthorized copies of films and TV programs, lawyers for the film industry said in the Federal Court in Sydney today. The lawyers for the film industry claimed iiNet had done 'nothing' to discourage copyright infringement on its network. iTnews also has a background piece on the case, with a Flash-y graph."
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AU Legal Group Says ISP Allowed 100K Illegal Downloads

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  • by LKM (227954) on Wednesday October 07, 2009 @05:34AM (#29667659) Homepage
    This just in! The telephone companies do nothing to prevent people from discussing crimes on the phone! Spray can manufacturers do nothing to prevent people from doing illegal graffitis! Sock manufacturers do nothing to keep people from kicking each other's asses!
  • by mirix (1649853) on Wednesday October 07, 2009 @05:45AM (#29667719)
    I can't wait until they start suing the electrons!

    section 4083:
    (1) A person commits an offence if:
    They network two computers via:
    (a) copper; or
    (b) fibre; or
    (c) through the ether.

    (2) A person commits an offence if they network a media operating device via sneakernet.

    (i) An offence against subsection (1) or (2) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction, and will have the network removed from their possesion; or
    (ii) in the case of subsection (2), the offender will have the limbs used in the crime removed from their person.


    (3) every one who attempts to commit or is an accessory to the commission of a network is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

    Definition of "sneakernet"
    (4) For the purposes of this Act, "sneakernet" is transferring files from a device to another device using removable magnetic, solid state, or optical media; this does not exempt future removable media from the Act.
  • by Monolith1 (1481423) on Wednesday October 07, 2009 @06:36AM (#29667949)

    Is there such a thing as privacy down under?

    Snigger...

  • by RulerOf (975607) on Wednesday October 07, 2009 @08:05AM (#29668355)

    Or together with shoes they can be used by people meeting up to plan or commit a crime.

    Nike has been abusing this knowledge for years to sell shoe/sock combinations that allow criminals to flee crime scenes at unprecedented speeds!

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.

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