Simpsons Solicitors

Roadshow v iiNet – APRA and MEAA to seek permission to make submissions to the court

July 27th 2010

When the much-anticipated appeal to the Roadshow v iiNet copyright case begins next week, two new organisations will seek permission to make their own submissions.

The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) will be allowed to seek the Court’s approval to provide separate testimony during appeal hearings for the Roadshow Films Pty Ltd & Ors v iiNet Ltd (iiNet) case. The appeal hearings begin in the Federal Court on 2nd August, 2010.

A February 2010 Federal Court decision found that iiNet was not liable for authorising copyright infringements made by its customers. The case is being watched domestically and internationally with great interest by the internet and creative industries.

See http://www.copyright.org.au/news/iinet-appeal-update