Australian High Court weighs ISP responsibilities

“The legal issue before the five-judge panel and, indeed in previous Federal Court cases*, is whether an ISP’s failure to take any steps to stop infringing conduct, means it authorised the infringements and thus breached the Copyright Act.

“Justice Emmett ruled that, in order for iiNet to respond to its notices, AFACT had to offer “clear and unequivocal evidence” of infringements, to indemnify iiNet and reimburse it for reasonable costs.”

Read more: iiTrial: High Court weighs ISP responsibilities – Telco/ISP – Technology – News – iTnews.com.au.

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