Day was fired by the ASA when he was on sick leave in November 2015, with director Mike Ellis' decision to sack Day coming soon after ASA bankroller, the Motion Picture Association of America, decided to reduce its funding to the Australian organisation.
The MPAA is the main lobby group for the major Hollywood studios and has bankrolled anti-piracy lawsuits in Australia. The best known of these was the case it launched through AFACT against the ISP iiNet.
iiNet won that case and a subsequent appeal. When AFACT went to the High Court, the internet service provider prevailed again.
The MPAA has also decided to cut funding to its UK front, the Federation Against Copyright Theft, by the end of the year.
Instead the MPAA is increasing financing to a larger hub that focuses on Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
AFACT, which was set up in 2004, changed its name to ASA in 2014.