In a landmark case set to rock the internet industry, iiNet has until early February to file its defense against claims by movie studios that it willingly permitted its customers to download movies illegally.

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iiNet has vowed to vigorously defend the case, claiming it forwarded copyright infringement notices sent to it by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft on to police and it was up to them, not iiNet, to decide whether someone was guilty of copyright infringement.