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iiNet wins copyright case against Hollywood – is not liable for users’ piracy

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Image: steakpinball/Flickr (Creative Commons) So, if you have been living under a rock, iiNet has won its three year long case against the movie industry, sparing itself being liable for any copyright infringement of movies and music by users on its network. The High Court, in Perth, dismissed the case brought against iiNet by AFACT, saying in a summary, “The High Court held that the respondent, an internet service provider, […]

iiNet to acquire Internode for $105m

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UPDATED: iiNet has announced that it will acquire Internode and its associated companies for $105 million. The buyout will mean that the company, according to iiNet’s CEO Michael Malone, make iiNet “the new number 2 provider” of DSL broadband. The company surprised investors when it announced the deal. The buyout will allow iiNet to expand and grow its current position in South Australia, adding 260,000 active internet and phone subscribers […]

Wikileaks cables reveal American involvement in iiNet trial

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Image: Tobias Vemmenby/Flickr (Creative Commons) Wikileaks has recently published more cables from the US embassy in Canberra. One such cable has revealed that there could have been American involvement in the trial against ISP iiNet and AFACT over copyright infringement. The cable was created by the then-ambassador for the United States Robert McCallum and was published on November 30, 2008. The cable, as seen by TECHGEEK.com.au, says that the United […]

AFACT brings iiNet case to High Court

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The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has announced that it plans to lodge an appeal with the High Court in its case against iiNet, alleging that the ISP has allowed its users to infringe on the copyright of the film and television studios it represents. It seeks to reverse the decision made by the Federal Court, dismissing AFACT’s appeal in its case, ongoing since 2009. The federal court found […]

iiNet wins appeal against priacy lawsuit

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The Federal Court has ruled in iiNet’s favour, dismissing an appeal by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) filed after losing in the high-profile case against internet piracy and copyright infringement earlier last year. “I have concluded that the appeal should be dismissed,” Justice Arthur Robert Emmett, who presided over the case, said in court.

iiNet joins hosting game – offers cheap VPS hosting

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Perth-based ISP iiNet has announced a partnership with Microsoft that will now allow the company expand beyond providing the internet to business customers, but host their websites and backup servers with the launch of its Australian-based Windows Server VPS hosting.

iiNet changes broadband plans – offers 500GB on/off peak

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iINet has announced today a huge overhaul of its broadband plans, including claiming to have Australia’s first plan to have a download quota of one terabyte – 500GB onpeak and 500GB offpeak – and are set to be as affordable as the previous plans from the ISP. “iiNet is moving Australian broadband forward,” CEO Michael Malone said. “We’ve built a high performance network over the past five years, including great […]

iiNet: We’re not supporting the filter, Conroy

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Communications Minister Stephen Conroy is still not backing down, telling the Sun-Herald over the weekend that the policy was still going ahead. However, what he said might have caused some caveat with one of the ISPs involved. Can you guess? “We are still consulting on the final details of the scheme. But this policy has been approved by 85 per cent of Australian internet service providers, who have said they […]

iiNet offers customers TV via broadband

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Perth-based internet service provider iiNet has announced a new partnership with FetchTV to allow customers to watch a range of free and subscription television channels with their broadband connection. This effectively meaning that customers on iiNet will now have one single provider for internet, telephone and television services.

The Year in Review 2009 – Australia in Perspective

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The year 2009 has been an interesting year for Australians. Not only we remember the political scandals like Utegate and the Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O’s controversial lie detector stunt on radio; but we also remember how Australians got together and showed solidarity amongst one another via charity work after the Bushfires caused havoc to many Australians living in the countryside in Victoria. TECHGEEK.com.au now takes a look back at […]

iiNet uses Telecommunications Act to defend itself in AFACT lawsuit

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In its lawsuit from the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), Perth-based iiNet has used the Telecommunications Act as part of their defence, arguing that the request from AFACT to act on its notices of alleged infringement would violate the privacy provisions under Section 276 of the Act. “Under the Act, it is illegal for iiNet to use customers’ personal information in the manner demanded by AFACT without a court […]

Optus joins government filter trial

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Optus, the second largest ISP in Australia, has been accepted to be part of the Australian Government’s filtering trial after being previously excluded on the announcement, being the only one out of the top three carriers that have been accepted. Optus, along with iiNet, were denied to be participants of the trial. iiNet has since withdrew its application to participate on the filter. “Optus is an active participant in the […]

iiNet withdraws from the filtering trial

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iiNet has said that it has advised the Federal Government that it would be withdrawing from discussions to participate in the internet filtering trial, saying that constant changes in policies and confusing explanations of the trial’s purpose affected discussions. Recent revelations of the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s blacklist, which no one has knowledge, unless you view it on Wikileaks, as it is not under the Freedom of Information, was […]

Conroy announces ISPs to be part of filtering trial – Optus, iiNet left out of the list

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After weeks of delays, the Minister for Communications Senator Stephen Conroy has announced the first ISPs that will participate in the filtering trials, originally scheduled to be done in December 24 – and then delayed to the middle of January; as many continue to oppose the plan. Primus Telecommunications, Tech 2U, Webshield, OMNIconnect, Netforce and Highway 1 have been announced to take part. Obviously, big name ISPs like Telstra and […]

iiNet to buy WA ISP for $81 million

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Australian internet service provider iiNet has said that it would buy fellow Western Australian ISP Westnet for $81 million. This will bring iiNet closer to the top two ISPs in Australia, in subscriber numbers; with 685,000 subscribers. Optus has one million subscribers, with Telstra having around 2.5 million. The privately owned Wesnet is the sixth-largest ISP in Australia, with 180,000 subscribers. It also provides telephony services and web hosting. Over […]