We have learned that the Australian counterpart of the MPAA has filed a lawsuit against a small Australian ISP, perhaps as a warm-up for a war -- by Big Music and Big Film -- against ISP's in general.
The larger Australian film studios have ganged up against iinet, an Australian ISP which holds 5% of the market.
The action was filed jointly by a group of supposed 'competitors' -- Village Roadshow, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Disney Enterprises, Inc. and the Seven Network (free to air tv channel).
It is rumored that they went after a small ISP and would not dare to take on the might of Telstra, Australia's largest ISP, www.bigpond.com, which would be better equipped for litigation, having a large litigation team.
The court documents are available here
iinet had this (pdf) to say about it, and has a forum in which to discuss the suit.
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