When we talk about copyright, we're talking about the exclusive rights for creators of original works, such as protecting to protect their works from unauthorised distribution or use. The sort of content that falls into copyright territory includes movies, TV shows, music, books, articles, software and games.
Copyright laws can be confusing, which is why we encourage customers to be really careful when accessing or downloading content they might find online. If someone uses the net to share a copyright work without the owner's permission - say, downloading a copy of a movie, or making it accessible to others - they could be breaking the law by infringing copyright.
To help our customers stay on the law's good side, we've built a Freezone with legit films, TV shows and music. We also invested in a television over broadband service called fetchtv. fetchtv lets you access a heap of content all from your TV, without needing to worry about copyright issues.
If you fancy a bit more detail on how we work with copyright, visit our legitimate content page for tips and FAQs about Freezone, and how to dig up new content without breaking any laws.
Despite the often confusing nature of copyright laws, iiNet doesn't authorise or condone copyright infringement. In fact, we think it's pretty uncool. Our contract terms provide that our customers must not use iiNet's service to commit an offence or infringe another person's rights - this includes copyright infringement. We also have a policy that applies to people who infringe the law. Check out our Repeat Infringer Policy Summary for more.
Still with us? More useful fact sheets and legislation about copyright can be found at the Attorney-General's website.
iiNet does not volunteer personal details or information relating to customers to copyright holders, unless they obtain a court order which requires us to identify who you are.