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New website blocking legislation supports Australian creators

Submitted by jboyd on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:23

The Australian Government has introduced new legislation, targeting overseas websites whose main purpose is to allow massive online theft at the expense of writers, visual artists, photographers, journalists and publishers.

A similar mechanism to block websites was recently granted to the British Publishers Association to take down infringing sites distributing millions of e-books.

The Australian RRO, Copyright Agency, welcomes this new legislation. Copyright Agency’s media release is available here.