Internet piracy: Australian Government's legislation to block websites passes Senate

Posted in: Online TV/Music at 23/06/2015 12:23

Piracy websites like the Pirate Bay are a step closer to being blocked in Australia after the Senate passed website-blocking legislation with support from both the Government and the Opposition.

The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 gives rights holders, like television and movie producers, the ability to apply to the Federal Court to have foreign piracy-related websites blocked in Australia.

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Laws targeting illegal downloads from overseas websites pass Senate
New piracy laws mean it may soon be harder for Australians to illegally download their favourite shows and music.

Legislation to allow rights holders to seek a court injunction to force internet service providers to block access to overseas websites that facilitate piracy passed the Senate on Monday.

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