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April 5, 2011

Roadshow v iiNet: film studios appeal to High Court

Following the dismissal of their appeal to the Federal Court Full Court (Roadshow Films Pty Limited v iiNet Limited [2011] FCAFC 23) from the trial judge's decision that iiNet did not authorise the infringements of copyright by the iiNet users, the film studios are seeking special leave to appeal to the High Court.
UPDATE 12 August 2011: special leave granted.
UPDATE 20 April 2012: High Court dismisses appeal.

In lengthy judgments the Full Court judges split 2:1 against the film studios but were all critical of iiNet and Judge Emmett suggested a better way in which the film studios should have given notice of their concerns.

For detailed analysis see Kimberlee Weatherall's post here.

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Posted 5th April 2011 by admin in Legal, Web/Tech