First site-blocking orders in relation to torrent and streaming sites facilitating film copyright infringement made by Federal Court of Australia

The Federal Court of Australia (Nicholas J) has delivered an historic judgment (Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Ltd [2016] FCA 1503 (15 December 2016)), making orders pursuant to new “site-blocking” provisions under section 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Act) requiring Australian carriage service providers (CSPs) to block numerous domain names relating to prominent websites facilitating