Issue No 4: 23 February 2016
Web Site Blocking Application & Copyright Notice Scheme Code
A number of internet service provider (ISP) members of Communications Alliance have been in discussion recently with content rights holders about the Federal Court injunctions that are being sought by rights holders – under s115A of the Copyright Act – to compel the ISPs to block an overseas website that is alleged to be facilitating the infringement of copyright in Australia.
Meanwhile, Village Roadshow Limited has stated publicly and in advice to Communications Alliance that it does not, at this stage, wish to further pursue negotiations with Communications Alliance aimed at reaching agreement on a commercial framework to underpin the draft Copyright Notice Scheme Code that was submitted to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in 2015 for consideration for registration.
Absent such an agreement, Communications Alliance does not believe that the Code will be capable of being registered.
Communications Alliance is pleased to welcome the following new member;