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

Online copyright infringement – website blocking injunctions proposed

On 26 March 2015, the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 was introduced into the Australian Parliament. The Bill proposes to give the power to the Federal Court of Australia to grant injunctions to require internet service providers (“ISPs”) to take reasonable steps to disable access to online locations outside Australia that are used to infringe