Winter is coming, but probably not for online pirates

The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, introduced into parliament by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull in March 2015 to curb online piracy of film and TV shows, passed with the Coalition and Labor’s support 37-13. The law amends the Copyright Act and allows content owners to apply to the Federal Court for an injunction blocking an “online location outside Australia” which

Does Dallas Buyers Club signal the end of online piracy in Australia?

On 7 April 2015, the Federal Court of Australia published its decision in Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited [2015] FCA 317 (“DBC v iiNet”). This case was the first action in Australia by a copyright owner against internet service providers (“ISPs”) for preliminary discovery to obtain the contact details of internet account holders