Hollywood lawyers have another go at Aussie ISP
Rack off mate
Hollywood copyright lawyers are having another go at the Aussie ISP iiNet which recently won a case brought by the Australian Federation against Copyright Theft.
At the start of February Judge J Cowroy rejected claims that iiNet had somehow authorised copyright of Hollywood films by BitTorrent users who also used iiNet's network. The judge found the company did not "sanction, approve or countenance copyright infringement."
iiNet said at that time it wanted to remain a good corporate, and copyright, citizen and hoped to work with film studios to make content legally available.
Michael Malone, iiNet's chief executive, said it was disappointing and frustrating that the studios "have chosen this unproductive path". He said the legal case had not stopped a single download and more time in court would not have any further effect.
He said:“People are crying out to access the studios materials, so much so some are prepared to steal it. A more effective approach would be for the studios to make their content more readily and cheaply available online,”
The two sides will return to court later this year. ®
Abuse of law, anyone?
The complaint now appears to be ``you didn't rule in our favour, we are really upset now''.
So? Suck it up you greedy little bastards.
I'm impressed, Michael Malone actually knows what he's talking about!
People don't steal it because they want to steal it, it's because decent affordable access doesn't exist so the only option left is to steal it.
Come up with a decent online system and the freetards will become paytards overnight
Is there any chance
that the isp could file some sort of harresment counter suit against the studios ?