Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Common Sense Down Under

A group of copyright holders sued Australian ISP iiNET, claiming that they were liable for the infringement activities of their users. In a sudden outbreak of common sense, the court ruled against the rights holders. More importantly, the ruling clearly explains why cutting off Internet access as punishment for copyright infringement is unjust. Hopefully this common sense will leak into other Commonwealth countries. Micheal Geist and Howard Knopf offer differing opinions on the ruling.

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