Australian Courts state that ISP's are not Required to Police Pirates

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by BonezOz, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. BonezOz

    BonezOz Addict

    Oct 13, 2008
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    Sydney, Australia, the greatest city in the World
    (Y)From: [​IMG]iiNet slays Hollywood in landmark piracy case

    Personally, this was a long time coming. Suing an ISP over users pirating Movies and TV shows is like suing the electric and water companies over hydroponic crops. It just isn't right. I have heard that there will be an appeal, let's just hope it goes in the same direction that the original trial went.

    I have a feeling that this case is going to produce a major ripple effect around the globe.
  2. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2007
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    Its bad that the case even made it to court to be honest, great that the verdict was the right one though (Y)

    A bit off topic but when i was doing an essay on Ecommerce for uni I read in a book that people who run a forum / blog or website that allows users to post content can't be held responsible for the content that users post on it. I don't know how true that is, I guess it depends on the laws of your country.

    I would hope something similar applies to ISP's, the amount of data that must go though there network each day I would imagine its impossible to monitor in any effective way unless you are just looking at a select few users.

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