Changes to Australian law to block offshore pirate websites take effect

Our recent article here examined the provisions of the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018 (Cth) (Bill). That Bill, which was first introduced to the Australian Parliament on 18 October 2018, was passed unamended by both Houses of Parliament on 28 November 2018 and is now in full force and effect.

The speed with which the Act was passed reflects that there was bipartisan political support for the Act. Notwithstanding that bipartisan support, a number of stakeholders have criticised the Act and its potential implications.

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