The Full Bench of the Federal Court in Australia has just dismissed the movie industryâ€™s appeal against last yearâ€™s judgment which found that ISP iiNet did not authorize the copyright infringements of its file-sharing customers.
Represented by anti-piracy group AFACT, nearly three dozen Hollywood and local studios took iiNet to court in 2008. In a 2009 trial the ISP was accused of doing nothing to stop its customers downloading films and TV shows but in February 2010 the Federal Court decided that iiNet was not responsible for their activities. An appeal was heard later that year and today the decision was handed down.
Justice Emmett said that the Court continued to agree that the rights of the movie companies had been infringed but could not find in their favor