Privacy legal case against film companies won by iiNet







Privacy Legal CaseInternet service provider, iiNet won in the privacy legal case as an appeal filed by the world’s largest film and Television Company against iiNet alleging that iiNet is responsible for its customers downloading contents illegally

Internet service provider, iiNet won in the privacy legal case as an appeal filed by the world’s largest film and Television Company against iiNet alleging that iiNet is responsible for its customers downloading contents illegally. 34 International and Australian companies, including Warner Bros, Disney and Seven Network  alleged in its law suit filed that iiNet had authorised the infringement of their copyrights when its customers downloaded movies and television programs.

iiNet wins legal battle against big production houses

In its law suit filed against iiNet, the companies has argued that iiNet could have easily stopped the illegal downloads, either by giving out warning signs or by blocking users.

When Australian Federation against Copyright theft lost their first appeal in the Federal Court, they appealed at High Court. The High Court found out that iiNet is not competent to control the actions of the customers so the internet service provider cannot be sued.

iiNet Chief Executive Officer, Michal Malone, said that iiNet never supported any illegal actions or downloading and the high court’s judgement clarified that the lawsuit filed against them is not maintainable.

The High Court dismissed the appeal with costs, which amounts to about $9million.

iiNet won the privacy legal case filed by film and Television Company. The case was filed by the world’s largest film and Television Company against iiNet alleging that iiNet is responsible for its customers downloading contents illegally.

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