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Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts

Summary

Amends the Copyright Act 1968 to amend the scope of the online copyright infringement scheme by: amending the threshold for capturing overseas online locations to those with the primary purpose or effect of infringing copyright; including a rebuttable presumption that the online location is outside Australia, to reduce the evidentiary burden on copyright owners; enabling copyright owners to seek injunctions requiring online search engine providers to take such steps as the Federal Court considers reasonable so as not to provide search results that refer users to online locations blocked under the scheme; clarifying that the Federal Court may make blocking orders which follow copyright infringing activity where operators of an overseas online location attempt to avoid the application of an injunction by creating new pathways to online locations; and enabling the minister to declare that particular online search engine providers be exempt from the scheme.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/10/18  
Second reading moved 18/10/18  
Second reading debate 24/10/18  
Second reading agreed to 24/10/18  
Third reading agreed to 24/10/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/11/18  
Second reading moved 12/11/18  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (13/11/2018): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Report due 26/11/2018