The film industry plans to subpoena the Internet Industry Association (IIA) for documents relating to plans and meetings it held with ISPs on how to handle notices of alleged copyright infringement and peer-to-peer abuse on their networks.
The film industry's senior counsel Tony Bannon filed for the subpoena after Justice Cowdroy admitted several documents in the Federal Court yesterday morning, from which iiNet's counsel used details to cross-examine film industry witnesses.
Several of the documents were alleged to have related to the plans, meetings or discussions between the IIA and the ISP community which allegedly occurred between 2006 and 2007.
"The letters allowed in yesterday related to series of meetings around this issue," an AFACT spokesman said.
"We're subpoenaing the IIA for documents around the same issue."
Justice Cowdroy made "the orders as sought" by the film industry this morning as the case entered its sixth day before closing the court for the continuation of DtecNet CTO Kristian Lockegaard's cross-examination.
Prior to commencement of hearings, the IIA sought to model itself as a disinterested party advising the Federal Court deciding whether iiNet aided illicit downloads of copyright material as alleged by the film industry.
At the time, Justice Cowdroy noted that he was not yet sure "what purpose would be served" by the ISP group's application but he did not rule out its involvement.