High Court ruling on iiNet copyright case due on Friday
IT Wire - almost 5 years
The High Court is due to hand down its decision on the movie studios' long-running bid to nail iiNet for sanctioning breach of copyright by failing to stop its customers to download copyrighted movies over the Internet.
The judgement will be handed down at 10.00am on Friday 20 April, AEST, closing another chapter in a saga that started in November 2008 when Village Roadshow, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox and Disney and the Seven Network initiated the action against iiNet.
The case finally came before the Federal Court in Sydney in October 2009 before Justice Dennis Cowdroy, who handed down his judgement on 4 February 2010, delivering a comprehensive victory to iiNet.
The movie studies immediately appealed Cowdroy's ruling. The appeal was heard by the Federal Court in Sydney before justices Emmett, Jagot and Nicholas in August 2010. They handed down their judgement on 24 February 2011, dismissing the movie stu
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