23 Feb 2010

Internet copyright law introduced to Parliament

6:28 pm on 23 February 2010

The Government has introduced new legislation to Parliament dealing with copyright infringements by internet users.

The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill replaces section 92A of the Copyright Act with a new regime to deter illegal file sharing, including music, videos and games.

The bill would allow three warnings to be given and enable copyright holders to pursue compensation of up to $15,000 through the Copyright Tribunal.