Film & TV

Feb 11, 2016

Foxtel could launch piracy court case this week

Foxtel is set to test the limits of the site-blocking law it lobbied so hard for.

Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor


Foxtel and other rights holders are expected to launch court action to block piracy websites as soon as this week, Crikey can reveal.

In June last year, the government, with Labor support, passed legislation to allow rights holders like Foxtel to get a court order from the Federal Court to force Australian internet service providers to block overseas-based sites – like Pirate Bay, EZTV, or Kickass Torrents – that provide access to infringing copies of TV shows, music and films.

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4 thoughts on “Foxtel could launch piracy court case this week

  1. Norman Hanscombe

    Changing technologies require changes to copyright Laws, don’t they Joshua. It’s much the same with the need to constantly update our I.T. defences against internationalist terrorists; but I’m sure you understand that.

  2. Jaybuoy

    Our ministers of the crown set a fine example by accepting “Pirated” rolex watches and only seeing a problem when they realised they weren’t (haha) there a difference..??

  3. AR

    Less Napoleon’s “pour encourage les autres” than Mao’s “shoot one, educate a thousand“.

  4. Malcum Turdbull

    Certain people need more money to buy the President they want and that’s pretty expensive.

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