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Site-Blocking Legislation Passed (21 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 22-June-2015  23:15:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

As expected, the Senate has passed the site-blocking legislation today. The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, introduced into parliament by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull in March to curb online piracy of film and TV shows, passed with the Coalition and Labor's support 37-13. The Australian Greens opposed it, as did Senators David Leyonhjelm, Glenn Lazarus and Ricky Muir.

More on ZDNet: The legislation will allow rights holders to obtain court orders to block overseas websites, such as The Pirate Bay, that are found to contain copyright infringing material, or facilitate access to copyright infringing material.

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