Australian Government set to address online copyright infringement

Carolyn Dalton has written an article for Hogan Lovells’ Global Media and Communications Watch on the Australian Governments recent announcement on tackling Online Infringement.

The Australian government has recently announced new initiatives to address concerns about online copyright infringement.  A frequently asked questions (FAQ) document about the reforms was also released.  There were two key planks to the announcement:

  1. A call to industry to develop a new industry code within 120 days, or face new binding regulatory arrangements to address online piracy; and
  2. Amendments to the Copyright Act 1968 (Copyright Act) will be made to enable rights holders to apply for a court order requiring ISPs to block access to websites operated outside of Australia which provide access to infringing content (usually referred to as ‘site blocking’).

You can read Carolyn’s full article here.