Anti-Piracy Law To Net 10 Injunctions Every Year
The estimate was included in answers to a question on notice from the May 1 hearing of a parliamentary inquiry into the Government’s Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill.
The bill will allow rights holders to apply for a court order that will compel an ISP to block its customers from accessing an “online location”, such as a Web site.
A letter from the Attorney-General’s Department to the Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs said the estimate was based on the experience in the UK, where injunctions “were only sought against major service providers”.
“The estimated cost burden on (carriage service providers) was calculated on the basis that 10 injunctions would be sought each year,” details the letter.
The inquiry’s report is due to be tabled on May 13.