Resolving a court case stretching back from 2008, Australian Internet Service Provider iiNet was vindicated as the the courts found that Australian ISPs did not ‘authorize’ copyright infringement by providing the internet to customers. An obviously jubilant iiNet CEO Mike Malone used the press interest in the story to invite copyright holders to work with ISPs in Australia to provide legal avenues for downloading and viewing media, thus meeting the obvious consumer demand. Nice one! Here’s the video:
Fantastic win, hopefully this will encourage the studios to provide a legal and cost effective way to download thier material.