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

ISP forced to hand over details of online pirates

In a first for Australia, a copyright owner has been successful in forcing an internet service provider (ISP) to hand over the contact details of internet account holders of about 4,700 IP addresses that have been identified as having been used to download pirate versions of the movie Dallas Buyers Club.   In Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited [2015] FCA 317,