The head of Sharman Networks is set to be called back to court to be questioned over her assets.
The Federal Court yesterday granted Australian record companies the right to question Sharman Networks chief executive Nicola Hemming in court over her personal assets.
Hemming has also been told she must supply an affidavit by December 9 that lists all of Sharman’s assets including bank account details. The direction was among a number of orders granted by Justice Michael Moore.
Australian record companies are trying to nail the particulars of Sharman Networks’ assets and the way the company has been structured in Vanuatu. The Federal Court in September found Sharman’s Kazaa peer-to-peer file-sharing system – widely used for music piracy – had infringed the music companies’ copyrights. It has given Sharman until December 5 to modify the program with filters that prevent illegal copying of copyright music.
The music industry is seeking massive damages.