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Old 02-04-2010, 05:26 PM   #6
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The is an excellent summary on ars technica:

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In a definitive defeat for film studios—and in a first case of its kind worldwide—Australia's Federal Court has ruled that ISPs have no obligation to act on copyright infringement notices or to disconnect subscribers after receiving multiple letters. If copyright holders want justice for illegal file-sharing, they need to start by targeting the right people: those who committed the infringement.
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As Malone indicated in a December 13, 2008 forum post, the issue should be handled by the relevant authorities; ...

The judge agreed, saying that the law "recognises no positive obligation on any person to protect the copyright of another. The law only recognises a prohibition on the doing of copyright acts without the licence of the copyright owner or exclusive licensee, or the authorisation of those acts."
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