ISPs not to be held responsible… so rules Australian court


In the first case of its kind, an Australian court has ruled that an internet service provider cannot be responsible for illegal downloading. The decision had the potential to impact internet users and the internet industry profoundly as it sets a legal precedent surrounding how much ISPs are required to do to prevent customers from downloading movies and other content illegally in Australia.

    “iiNet is not responsible if an iiNet user uses that system to bring about copyright infringement … the law recognises no positive obligation on any person to protect the copyright of another,” Justice Cowdroy said.

Read more at theage.com.au.

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