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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > News Corp Wants to Toughen Piracy Laws in Australia

News Corp Wants to Toughen Piracy Laws in Australia

News Corp Wants to Toughen Piracy Laws in Australia

Added: Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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News Corporation has called for a toughening of legislation in Australia in order to force ISPs to crack down on piracy. News Corp used a senate submission on a proposed free trade agreement between Australia and South Korea and called for amendments to domestic copyright legislation in order to cover the “secondary liability” of Internet service providers for pirated content stored and shared on their networks.

The company claims that the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 fail to provide copyright owners with means to protect their digital rights on the Internet. News Corp complains that provisions are technology specific and ineffective in fighting online copyright violation.

The company gave its backing to two clauses, calling for legitimate incentives for ISPs to cooperate with rights holders in fighting the illegal storage and transmission of copyrighted content. In the meantime, the second clause cited by News Corp called for measures to curtail repeated copyright and related online rights violation. The company underlined that the paragraphs in question acknowledge the importance of content creators and copyright owners who have workable provisions to protect their digital rights. News Corp says they also recognize the very articulated domestic policy intentions of the country’s authorities, as well as the importance of the copyright industries to the cultural fabric and economic performance of Australia.

The company referred to the legal battle between the country’s major Internet service provider iiNet and the copyright owner Roadshow Films, which saw the ISP beat the challenge that it can be made responsible for the copyright violation of its subscribers.

Copyright owners have argued that the case in question meant that Internet service providers are protected to the detriment of the creative industries. News Corp announced that it was looking forward to contributing to ensuring copyright protection provisions function in Australia as intended. In addition, the company called for the balance between obligation (secondary liability) and benefit (safe harbor) to be re-established in the country.

Posted by:  SuperAdmin
Date:  Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2014-07-20 03:20:28)
twotwits avatarConsidering News Corp split into 2 companies last year, 21st Century Fox which focuses on Film, Tv etc and News Corp which focuses on publishing and that both are chaired by Rupert Murdoch........... not really surprising.
However, it is an interesting article, thanks for the info Oziman.

posted by (2014-07-20 12:23:40)
No avatarwhen murdock and co family wise take a big dive into the deep dark black i am guessing no one would miss their loss let alone lose any sleep. the sooner they are gone from where i live country wise the better. mind you our gov is already on the nose if they do murdock bidding they will only nail another nail in their decomposing coffin of deceit and lies,

regards to extra torrent and everyone.

posted by Turtle (2014-07-21 21:02:54)
No avatarI would prefer governments to toughen laws regarding News Corp.

posted by (2014-07-22 05:24:37)
chasnjas avatarWaste of time trying to get any laws regarding the internet piracy in australia due to our small population.Go after the ISP's or downloaders in this country and ISPs would lose money hand over fist to such a point most of them would fold.No court in this country would make that happen as long as our population remains as small as it is,try again in fifty years or so..

posted by (2014-07-22 10:30:11)
Arkfox avatarSo that his foxtel network would make more profit after monopolizing pay tv services as it stands now...

@ Spook111, correct regarding a big dive into a deep hole, not many would miss the old codger.

posted by ET babySite FriendET junkieET loverGirlSun (2014-07-22 11:43:00)
cosmiclsd avatarkinda "Johnny Come Lately" Australia...nice article,tyvm Ozi...

posted by (2014-07-22 17:19:16)
ecco51 avatarMurdoch has way too much influence in Australian politics. Not even an Aust. citizen anymore .. American. He'll do it coz Abbott's head is so far up his arse .. Sickening that Media/Corporations can affect our legislation.

posted by Vip MemberET loverSuperman (2014-07-23 16:56:14)
bubanee avatar1968.. was the digital and internet around back then.....

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