Again, the spotlight is on the file-sharing law holding an internet account holder responsible for the action of flatmates, family or staff - in this case when he was serving his country overseas.
Rianz sought $4000 after an Elton John song, and a Coldplay song, were allegedly pirated. The Tribunal again fails to buy the music industry's arguments on key points. RAW DATA: Read the decision. UPDATED
Lobbyists on both sides have offered only guarded criticism of Simon Power’s reworked version of the controversial anti-pirate clause.
Some say due process isn't enough, and want account termination taken off the table altogether. Copyright holders are lobbying for it to stay. But in constrast to the highly-charged tone of arguments over the original clause, the renewed debate is mostly moderate, and constructive. An emotive stand-off has been defused.