Bloomberg:  “Hollywood’s biggest movie studios, including Walt Disney Co. and Paramount Pictures, lost a suit seeking to stop customers of Australia’s Iinet Ltd. from illegally downloading movies in a ruling that may set a precedent for the industry.  Iinet, Australia’s third-biggest Internet service provider, didn’t authorize copyright infringements and shouldn’t be held liable for the actions of its customers, Justice Dennis Cowdroy told the Federal Court in Sydney today, as he dismissed the suit.  The suit, led by Village Roadshow Ltd.’s Roadshow Films, sought to stop Iinet customers from using BitTorrent software to download films . . . . “

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