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  • AFACT v iiNet: Government called to action

    Service providers, rights holders and internet users are anxiously awaiting news of whether the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) will further appeal the decision against it today by the Federal Court, but both the industry body and defendant iiNet are clear on a single message: The Federal Government must step in.

  • AFACT hit by second round of DDoS attacks

    The loose-knit confederation of internet activists who organise under the banner "Anonymous" have launched a renewed distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) this week as part of "Operation Payback".

  • AFACT applauds LimeWire ruling

    The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has welcomed a US Federal Court ruling that popular peer-to-peer file sharing service, LimeWire and its operators, are liable for inducement of copyright infringement.

  • AFACT v iiNet: ISP kicks off its closing arguments

    iiNet senior counsellor, Richard Cobden, has told the Federal Court of Australia that although 97,000 copyright infringements have been allegedly detected within its customer base there is only adequate evidence to hold one user liable. The comments formed part of the closing arguments in the civil case with the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT).