Australia will amend copyright laws to block overseas file sharing sites

Australia will amend copyright laws to allow courts to order the blocking of overseas websites used for illegal downloads and streaming. The government has given internet service providers (ISPs) and copyright holders a four-month deadline to develop a new industry code which should canvass a “fair” sharing of the cost of notifying and educating customers about infringement.

Country: Global

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: Australia, blocking sites, file sharing, Internet Service Providers, infringement, copyright

Posted on Wednesday 10 December 2014

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