Australia's copyright reform

Over the past several weeks, there have been several developments concerning Australia's recently-proposed online copyright enforcement reforms. Particularly, the Australian government is in the process of adopting reforms that would allow owners of copyright-protected works and other authorized parties (collectively, "Rights Holders") to petition Australian Courts for an injunctive order to directly block foreign-hosted websites from accessing Australia. Although these proposed measures will arguably provide Rights Holders greater means to enforce rights in their works across borders, they pose a number of potentially problematic issues.

Country: Global

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: copyright reform, copyright protection, Australia, blocking websites, enforcement

Posted on Wednesday 31 December 2014

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