Simpsons Solicitors

IIA denied leave to appear as amicus curiae in iiNet copyright infringement case

November 30th 2009

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has been denied leave by the Federal Court to appear as amicus curiae in the iiNet proceedings, to the extent of making oral and written submissions.

Cowdrey J held that the IIA’s contribution was not “useful and different” from the contribution otherwise given by the parties, saying that the mere fact that the IIA is not iiNet, and thus claims to bring a “broader perspective” does not render its submissions “useful and different”.

For more information see: http://www.copyright.org.au/u30072