Australia sees the light, OK’s blocking pirate sites

Blocking pirate sites is not censorship–it’s common sense

In a move being celebrated by creators worldwide, the Australian parliament has approved the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015.  The legislation will allow rights holders go to court to request that pirate websites be blocked in Australia. The explanatory memorandum, notes that the purpose of the bill is to “reduce online infringement.”  

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