It might not be "World War III", but iiNet is preparing for a big battle with the rights holders behind Dallas Buyers Club, resisting calls to hand over customer information and calling for more details on the "Maverick" system used to obtain IP addresses of alleged pirates.
iiNet customers will soon be able to get their hands on Apple's newest handsets, with the ISP offering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on 24-month plans bundled with home broadband.
The rights holders behind "Dallas Buyers Club" are pursuing a number of ISPs, including iiNet, to reveal the names of customers alleged to have downloaded the Oscar-winning film.
Despite a strong year for the ISP, iiNet's CEO has said he is "furious" about the slow rollout of the NBN in Australia, and "frustrated" by proposed data retention policies.
iiNet has spoken out against mandatory data retention, saying "metadata reveals even more about an individual than the content itself".
Despite admitting it has been slow to bring content to Australia in the past, Village Roadshow says iiNet provides a faulty product that allows its customers to break the law.
With iiNet once again sparking debate on piracy and Federal Government representatives refusing to rule out a 'three strikes' response to the issue, Village Roadshow has opened up about how such a policy would actually be enforced.
As the piracy debate rages on in Australia, iiNet has once again issued a missive to rights holders calling them "content control freaks" who are trying to peddle "futility-on-a-stick" when it comes to tackling piracy.
Two of Australia's major content providers have defended their delivery models following claims from iiNet that Australians pirate content because there are few viable alternatives.
iiNet has taken aim at Hollywood studios, content providers and the Australian Government over piracy, saying the key stakeholders in the debate are failing to address why Australians are pirating content in the first place.