In what reeks of payback (after iiNet pulled out of the Internet censorship trial being run by Conroy), Conroy calls iiNet’s defence in the case brought against the company by the Australian Federation against Copyright Theft as something “that belongs in a Yes Minister episode“. I tell you what Senator, if that is the case, you yourself have been sucked right out of the TV show and into our lives – so you should know!
I’ve discussed this case a number of times here. What irks me most of all is that they’ve gone after the easier target and the rest of the industry is just sitting back and leaving it to iiNet to defend on their own. That decision may haunt the other ISPs after a precedent is set. (If it goes against iiNet). Short-sighted thinking!
Looking forward to seeing what decision is made on the National Broadband Network. Going on recent history, this should be interesting.