Internet in Australia

  1. Australian High Court Rules ISP Not Liable For Users' Copyright Theft

    April 20, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Australia's High Court on Friday dismissed the movie studios' last-ditch attempt to hold the iiNet Internet service provider accountable for copyright theft on its network. Trade association the Australian Federation Against Copyright Th ...

  2. WikiLeaks Doc Reveals Australia's Piracy Concerns With National Broadband Network

    August 31, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Piracy is a problem Down Under. But it's a problem that might become a whole lot bigger thanks to the Australian's government roll-out of its broadband super-infrastructure. That's the warning wrapped-up in a 2010 cable from the Can ...

  3. APRA's Performance and Broadcast Royalties Up Seven Percent

    June 03, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Performance and broadcast royalties continue to show strong growth Down Under, where the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) this week announced it had distributed a record $71.2 million Australian ($75.9 million) to its members APRA& ...

  4. Australian Music Biz Closely Following Copyright Infringement Case

    March 24, 2011 3:25 PM EDT A landmark Australian copyright case pitting the movie industry against iiNet Internet service provider took another twist as the case moves to the country's High Court, the final court of appeal. Today, the Australian Federation Against Copy ...

  5. Australian Copyright Federation Loses Case Against ISP iiNet

    February 25, 2011 1:53 PM EST The Federal Court of Australia today rejected an appeal by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) in its claim that Perth-based Internet service provider iiNet had committed copyright violations. Music companies have been follow ...

  6. Appeal Commences In Australian ISP Copyright Case

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has commenced appeal proceedings against a February court decision that found Australian ISP iiNet not guilty of infringing copyright laws. In 2008, a group of 34 TV/film studios and broadc ...

  7. U.K. Govt Targets Superfast Broadband Expansion

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The government said it would encourage the expansion of super fast broadband by allowing operators to use other companies' infrastructure to roll out new fibre optic networks. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt also announced he would accept propo ...

  8. AFACT To Appeal iiNet File-Sharing Ruling

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Australian court tussle between the movie studios and the iiNet Internet service provider is back on again. The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, an umbrella organization for the country's film and TV industries, earlier this ...

  9. Australian ISP iiNet Wins Copyright Case

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's film and TV industries have failed in their landmark attempt to hold an Internet service provider liable for illegal file-sharing. The Federal Court in Sydney on Thursday (Feb. 4) ruled in favor of iiNet, which had been accused of ...

  10. Australian Court Fast-tracks iiNet Ruling

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's Federal Court is to fast-track its decision in the landmark copyright battle which has pitted Internet Service Provider iiNet against a coalition of film and TV companies. A ruling on the eagerly watched copyright test case is exp ...

  11. iiNet Copyright Trial Begins

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Investigators tracked nearly 100,000 instances of iiNet customers sharing files illegally during a 59-week period, prosecutors told the Federal Court in Sydney today as the Internet Service Provider's copyright trial finally got underway. A c ...

  12. Australia To Build $31 Billion Broadband Network

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia's government will build a $43 billion Australian ($31 billion) high-speed broadband network, leading a new private-public company, after rejecting bids by companies that it said failed to offer value for money. In a surprise move, p ...

  13. Aus ISP iiNet To File Copyright Case Defense

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Australian music industry will keenly watch developments this week as Internet service provider iiNet's copyright infringement trial enters another phase at the Federal Court. Perth-based iiNet will on Thursday (Feb. 5) file its Federal C ...

  14. Report: RIAA Drops File-Sharing Lawsuits

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of America has signalled its intention to switch tactics in the battle against piracy. It stopped filing mass lawsuits early this fall and will now attempt to cooperate with ISPs on tackling users who are uploadi ...

  15. Aussie Internet Cafe Fined For Copyright Infringement

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST An Australian court has handed down a large fine to an Internet café which charged customers an hourly rate to download illegal music and movie files. The Interville Technology café on central Sydney's Pitt Street was fined $82,000 Australian ...

  16. Optical Discs Seized In Aussie Raid

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT About 5,000 optical discs were confiscated in a raid Wednesday on an alleged illegal facility operating in the town of Ballina, on the northern New South Wales coast. Among the discs seized were copies of U2, Madonna and Robbie Williams CDs; illic ...

  17. Two Arrested In Aussie Piracy Raid

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Two people were charged with copyright infringement offences after a raid this morning on a video rental store in Sydney. Police seized 5,000 pirated music and movie DVDs imported from China. The illicit product was selling for between A$7 ($5.40) ...

  18. Aussie Authorities Seize Pirate DVDs

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Victorian police have seized approximately 25,000 illegal DVDs with a street value of more than A$250,000 ($194,000), including more than 2,000 pornographic films, the Australian Federation Against Co SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Victorian p ...

  19. Oz Group Fighting Pirates On Auction Sites

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) said Nov. 18 that it is cracking down on pirates who sell illegal copies of movies on Internet auction sites. SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Australian Federation Against Copyright ...

  20. HMV Australia Teams With NineMSN On Downloads

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT HMV Australia and ninemsn today (Oct. 29) launched a co-branded download store that will deliver both digital and physical music products. HMV Australia and ninemsn today (Oct. 29) launched a co-branded download store that will deliver both digita ...

  21. HMV Australia Teams With NineMSN On Downloads

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT HMV Australia and ninemsn today (Oct. 29) launched a co-branded download store that will deliver both digital and physical music products. HMV Australia and ninemsn today (Oct. 29) launched a co-branded download store that will deliver both digita ...