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AFACT Appealing iiNet Ruling

Reader Darryl, who first alerted me to the safe harbor preserving ruling in Australia, also sent me an update about the organization representing the studios pursuing an appeal. Torrent Freak has some more details, encapsulating the irreconcilable views of both parties, each of whom believes opposite effects will follow from it for safe harbors.

The original ruling here was pretty clear but I don’t know enough about the appeals court in question to even guess how things may go from here.

Google Refuses to Block YouTube Videos in Australia

Cory at BoingBoing was one of several folks to pick up this story. As he notes, the minister requesting the blocks is a bit out of touch, citing Google cooperation with filtering in China. Not sure how he missed all of the news coverage on Google’s recent change in stance with regards to China.

This move also bolsters a more charitable interpretation of Google’s motives for their decision about operations in China. It is consistent with their renewed commitment to an open internet and access for all. Another story like this and we’ll definitely be able to chart a trend.