Breaking news: “Hollywood bound for the High Court” – Film companies lodge special leave application in iiNet

In news just to hand, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has issued a press release on its website confirming that the film companies which brought proceedings against ISP, iiNet, in 2008 have lodged an application for special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia.

Under the High Court Rules, any application for special leave must have been lodged by no later than 4pm today.

Many will be aware that the Full Federal Court dismissed the film companies’ appeal in that court by a majority of 2:1 last month.

You can read our original posts here and here, as well as the Mallesons Alerts here and here.

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