Hollywood Will Reach High Court to Blame ISPAdded: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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The entertainment industry started a true crusade against piracy. Hollywood is building an army of as many as 34 movie studios and TV production corporations led by the Village Roadshow. The aim of the entire campaign is to reach the highest court upon winning an application to appeal. The matter is that Hollywood hopes to appeal a court ruling that one of the Australia’s largest providers, iiNet, couldn’t be held liable for unauthorized file-sharing.
The news agencies report that Hollywood’s arguments point out that despite the fact that the ISP’s customers had infringed the copyright legislation, the broadband provider had failed to take action to stop those illegal activities. In addition, evidence presented to the court proves that P2P traffic actually constitutes almost the half of all online traffic hosted by this Internet service provider.
A number of the largest film studios, including Disney and Universal, contacted the Australian broadband provider over the piracy issues. However, the ISP explained that it was impossible for the company to do anything without violating the Telecommunication Act. In addition, the Internet service provider said it would be difficult and expensive to send out notifications.
Today the film studios are trying to overturn a full Federal Court decision issued in this past February. The lawsuit, which started almost three years ago, is expected to reach and be heard by the High Court in the 2012. Entertainment industry claims that pirating films using the hand-held cameras, coupled with fast Internet speeds, will eventually lead to ever growing piracy rates.
A survey, carried out by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, revealed that piracy cost the country’s economy almost $1.5 billion in the year to July 2010. Meanwhile, iNet has income of approximately $90 million from about 1.3 million subscribers (the third largest ISP in the country). The company started from providing services like broadband, telephone/mobile broadband and phone.
As for the similar cases around the world, it can be mentioned that in the United Kingdom the court decided that the UK’s largest Internet service provider must block access to all websites containing copyrighted content. Consequently, the country’s broadband providers started to send out notifications to users alleged of file-sharing activities.
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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
|posted by (2011-08-23 18:17:03)|
|im on bt fibre, not had no notice from them yet, and i can still get onto the newz2bin website too, they won't be able to stop us file sharing, some tekki will find a way to do it, as usual|
cheers for the info sam
|if your on bt and you get notification.you can use mozilla to bypass the filter.geek no evil the name of the filter.it gets you going again.so my friend on bt says.he was getting bandwith throttle.or just get a decent isp.|
cheers for the info sam
|posted by (2011-08-24 10:39:45)|
|It's nothing that a decent VPN can't fix. Thanks for the heads up Sam.||
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