Site-blocking legislation will be tabled in Parliament within a week, meaning ISPs could soon be required to block overseas websites that facilitate piracy.
After service providers and rights holders were called on by the Australian Government to develop a code to address copyright infringement, the industry has responded with a three-strikes scheme for pirates.
Australia's draft anti-piracy code may have arrived too late for the major copyright case playing out between Dallas Buyers Club and iiNet, with the judge announcing a decision will be handed down in three weeks.
Apple has quietly snapped up a UK company that goes beyond the charts to measure the latest pop sensations.
New piracy laws get mooted by Turnbull, Netflix talks a little more about its Aussie offering while Presto expands to include TV shows and Tesla motors take to the road.
Rights holders will now be able to request the blocking of websites under new anti-piracy legislation, as the Government issues an ultimatum for industry leaders to develop a code for tackling copyright infringement.
As content distributors and ISPs tentatively welcome proposed anti-piracy regulations, consumer groups and IP experts have slammed the changes as a form of "internet filter"
In this week's Girt by CNET, we cover Telstra's real-time data alerts, iiNet's ongoing legal battle with Dallas Buyers Club, just how much Aussies are willing to pay for legal downloads and NBN Co's new position on Fibre to the Home.
The rights holders behind "Dallas Buyers Club" are pursuing a number of ISPs, including iiNet, to reveal the names of customers alleged to have downloaded the Oscar-winning film.
After duking it out in the media for months, ISPs, rights holders, and lobby groups have met face-to-face to solve Australia's piracy problem. But what are the real-world stats behind the arguments and just how big is the problem?