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New Piracy Blocking Order in Australia, Perhaps Congress Will Take a Look * TorrentFreak


kangaroo-ozAfter almost a decade of fine-tuning, including amendments to copyright law, the administration of Australia’s pirate site-blocking system looks organized and reliable.

Applications for injunctions filed at Federal Court are usually headed by local movie company Village Roadshow, with the main beneficiaries the major Hollywood studios, Netflix, and more recently, Apple.

This familiar format was evident again in a March application which requested ISP blocking measures against around three dozen pirate sites.

The Australian system is thorough but hasn’t always displayed the type of responsiveness needed to tackle a constantly shifting pirate marketplace.

More recently, however, the time between application and blocking injunction has contracted. In this case the time between rightsholders filing a statement of claim/originating application and obtaining an injunction was less than two months.

Justice Halley’s order dated May 8, 2024, was handed down Wednesday.

timelineThe order…

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