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Submission + - Aussie film industry appeals ISP copyright case 1

schliz writes: The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has appealed a Federal Court judgement that this month exonerated ISP iiNet for its subscribers' copyright-infringing activities. In the widely publicised case, AFACT sought to penalize iiNet for its users having made 100k illegal downloads. A judge ruled that "mere provision of access to internet is not the means to infringement", but AFACT now claims the judgement "left an unworkable online environment for content creators and content providers" and "represents a serious threat to Australia's digital economy".
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Aussie film industry appeals ISP copyright case

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  • I take issue with the phrase "unworkable online environment" - AFACT's problem is that the internet works, and works well. In fact, AFACT wants the internet to work less well.

    If they want a workable online environemnt, then they could provide their own legal, DRM-free, online content themselves. South Park did it, and they're doing much better than most in the Aussie film industry.

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