iiNet: 2 Copyright Extremism: 0
According to the ABC, iiNet has won the appeal to the full court in the iiNet case. Reading how the judge at first instance panned the plaintiffs I thought that the foreign interests were brave appealing it – especially given the number of places where the judge criticised the plaintiff’s trial tactics and/or motives. Be interesting to read the judgment on appeal and to see whether it goes further.
Of course, in a completely stage managed fashion, a funded study was released immediately before judgment was due. How surprising that the funded study said that if iiNet wasn’t found guilty the world would end. The truth is that copyright kills. It’s just that most victims are killed silently. Imagine the madness if ISPs were found liable. There still remains the possibility of legislative action which, if implemented will make the NBN the next copyright corpse.