iiTrial: Federal Court denies AFACT appeal

The decision handed down today by the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in the “iiNet Appeal” ( Roadshow Films Pty Limited v iiNet Limited [2011] FCAFC 23 (24 February 2011) – online here) is very important in securing the rights of internet users to due process in relation to allegations of copyright […]

AFACT copyright study warrants skepticism

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) yesterday released a report entitled “Economic consequences of movie piracy“, which purports to show that illegal downloading is costing the Australian economy $1.37 billion every year. That is an alarming sum – or rather it would be, if we could take it at face value. The copyright industry […]