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ISPs Seek New Piracy Deal

ISPs Seek New Piracy Deal

The Communications Alliance, which represents ISPs, is meeting film and music companies this week to discuss a possible notice scheme that would involve ISPs helping rights holders take legal action against repeat offenders, according to a Fairfax report.

News comes as court proceedings begin on Tuesday against iiNet and the other ISPs, in a case brought by Dallas Buyers Club to gain access to details of customers who downloaded the movie of the same name through torrent websites.

In December, Comms Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Attorney-General George Brandis put Australia’s ISPs on notice to develop and submit a code by April 8.

If they miss the deadline, the Government will ask the Australian Communications and Media Authority to impose a binding code or it will legislate itself under the Copyright Act.