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Copyright infringement - inside the legal minefield

Mar 09, 2010, 23:06 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Several weeks ago the Australian high court ruled in favour of Aussie ISP iiNet in a landmark legal battle where AFACT (Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft) argued that iiNet was as guilty as some of its subscribers of online copyright infringement.

"The ruling sent ripples through global intellectual property community and potentially has implications for New Zealand with local copyright infringement laws soon to be bedded down.

"AFCT have announced that it intends to appeal the ruling. To find out more on how and why this is happening, as well as what the possible legal implications are locally, I caught up with Rick Shera, an IT legal specialist, and partner at Lowndes Jordan

"What is the legal argument at the heart of the AFACT vs iiNet case?"

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