What is "copyright"?
Copyright refers to the exclusive rights that creators of original works are given, such as the right to protect their work from unauthorised use, duplication or distribution. Content that is protected by copyright includes items such as music, software, movies, TV shows, books, news articles, and games to name a few.
The laws around copyright can be confusing so iPrimus urges customers to be extremely cautious when downloading or accessing content online. Using the internet to share works protected by copyright without the owner's permission, such as downloading a movie, or making a copy of a movie available to others, may be illegal and in breach of copyright laws.
Un-metered data sources
iPrimus has a wide variety of un-metered data sources, such as ABC iview, iPGN (the iPrimus Gaming Network), Tivo, and others available on our website which allow our customers to view authorised content using their internet service without counting towards their download quotas.
Primus contract terms and Copyright infringement
iPrimus does not authorise or condone any kind of copyright infringement. Our contract terms clearly outline that our customers must not use the iPrimus service to commit any offences or infringe another’s rights.
If an account holder uses the Primus network or systems to infringe copyright, this may constitute a breach of Primus’ Standard Form of Agreement, which may allow Primus to suspend, limit or terminate an account holder’s service.
Repeat Infringer Policy
Primus has adopted a "Repeat Infringer Policy" in accordance with section 116AH(1) of the Copyright Act 1968 and reserves the right to suspend, limit or terminate an account holder’s service in accordance with this policy.
iPrimus will 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.
Copyright owners can provide notifications that relate to allegations of copyright infringement and iPrimus will respond to these in line with our Copyright Policy.
iPrimus has a designated representative to receive notifications and notices issued under Part 3A of the Copyright Regulations 1969 and they can be contacted as follows:
- by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- by mail at Copyright Officer (Legal Department), Primus Telecom, PO Box 631, Collins Street West, VIC 8007
- by fax on (03) 9923 3333
Like to know more about copyright?
For advice on identifying infringing content and other helpful information, here are some other informative websites:
Arts Law Centre, Information Sheets on Copyright
Australian Copyright Council website
Understanding security risks associated with peer to peer file sharing
For further informative fact sheets and legislation about copyright, head to the Attorney-General's website.