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Studios launch fresh legal action against ISP’s in Australia

by Sarah Danckert, Sydney Morning Herald — 1 December 2022

A group of rightsholders including Roadshow, Disney and Netflix launched fresh legal action against Australian ISP’s in order to block a suite of pirate website. 

“The application made at the Federal Court of Australia is another important step for the many people who earn their living in the creative and copyright industries in Australia,” said Andrew Stewart, from Baker McKenzie, who is running the case for the studios.

Stewart said the case also reflected the important roles of ISPs in addressing piracy.

“Research reveals that blocking orders which have been adopted in dozens of countries around the world are effective in decreasing traffic to illegal pirate websites and in migrating users to legal content providers.“

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FURTHER READING: Are streamers facing a new piracy challenge?, Nick Bonyhady, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 2022