Foxtel Seeks Site-Block Order
Foxtel hasn’t named the alleged offenders but says they are piracy sites that offer content that infringes on Foxtel’s copyright.
The new Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2015 allows rights holders to obtain a court order to block Web sites hosted overseas that are deemed to contain or facilitate user access to copyright-infringing material.
Under the legislation, if a Web site is blocked by the Federal Court, a “landing page” will have to be hosted, informing any would-be copyright infringers about the block, and providing information on where legitimate content can be found.
A successful court order would not however by itself enable Foxtel to claim damages from the blocked site, or people who have used the site to farm copyright material.