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10IPT: Debate C Topic

posted Feb 28, 2011, 3:27 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Feb 28, 2011, 4:06 PM ]
For more information about the debates (including the schedule of when debates are on, which teams are involved and who is in each team), see the news post: 
Tm 1 Class Activities.

In November 2008, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (representing several movie and television studios) filed a lawsuit against iiNet relating to the ISP's network being used to perpetrate thousands of instances of copyright infringement related to multimedia. So far iiNet has been judged as innocent, but the legal battle continues and iiNet's actions are symbolic for all internet service providers in the country.

With the National Broadband Network already launched in Tasmania and continuing to roll out across Australia over the next few years, this debate is only set to intensify.

"Internet service providers are legally responsible for employing effective measures to curb the use of their networks for inappropriate purposes."