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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. ®

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