Day: April 20, 2012

iiNet not responsible for customers’ infringing acts says Australia High CourtiiNet not responsible for customers’ infringing acts says Australia High Court



The High Court of Australia released its decision in the Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Ltd [2012] HCA 16 (20 April 2012) case earlier today. The panel of five judges, in two sets of reasons, dismissed the appeal from the Full Court. That court held that, on the facts of the case, iiNet, an Australian ISP, was not liable for authorising the infringing acts of its customers.

The key question in the appeal, was whether iiNet authorised its customers’ infringing acts.

Holocaust remembrance and copyrightHolocaust remembrance and copyright



Earlier this week, in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day,  the Law Society of Upper Canada and the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canadahosted a public education forum to examine the ongoing search for justice for victims through Remembrance, Reconciliation and Restitution. I spoke on the subject of working through copyright issues in making historical/archive materials available. My slides are below.

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Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-04-20Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-04-20