Some movement on the case against iiNet in the last few days with word that they've filed their defence and a date has been set for the court showdown (October 5th). From The Age
In court today, lawyers for the movie studios said they provided iiNet with evidence of its customers' copyright infringement yesterday. The studios hired online investigators DtecNet to intercept BitTorrent traffic and record all instances of iiNet users downloading copyrighted movies illegally.
Both sides agreed that the main issue in the hearing would be whether iiNet was liable for the actions of its users and whether it in effect "authorised" their copyright infringement by failing to disconnect them when notified of the infringements by the movie studios.
The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) sent several letters to iiNet notifying the ISP of the infringements, however, in its defence iiNet said the notifications were "mere allegations of copyright infringement" and were forwarded to police.
UQ Law Lecturer Peter Black's Freedom to Differ blog has more information
and is a good place to watch the action unfold. This is a pretty big case for your Internet liberties so it's one to keep an eye on.