In a bid to "broaden" proposed site-blocking laws, Foxtel says the likes of Google, Yahoo and Bing should be required to block piracy sites under court orders obtained by rights holders.
Foxtel weighs in on the site blocking legislation while we ask why Australians still get hardware so late in the game, wax lyrical about Windows 10 and even offer some gift ideas for Mother's Day.
In a colourful submission to the Government's proposed site-blocking legislation, the head of Village Roadshow has described piracy as a world of sleazy neighbourhoods, "leeches" and "effluent."
iiNet and Dodo have confirmed they will not appeal a ruling to hand over pirates' details to Dallas Buyers Club, as the rights holders further their legal battle overseas, asking pirates to set a price for damages.
The Dallas Buyers Club decision puts piracy in the spotlight, while the Comms Alliance reveals its proposed industry code for tackling copyright violation -- including a 'three strikes' scheme. Oh, and the Apple Watch launches.
The day after a landmark piracy judgement gave Dallas Buyers Club the right to chase individual pirates, a new three-strikes scheme will "facilitate" this process for all rights holders through ISPs.
Legal and copyright experts have raised concerns that virtual private network providers could be caught in the crossfire if new laws pass requiring ISPs to block websites that "facilitate" piracy.
Site-blocking legislation will be tabled in Parliament within a week, meaning ISPs could soon be required to block overseas websites that facilitate piracy.
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.
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.