Village Roadshow and a group of movie studios are pushing for a Federal Court injunction to compel Internet service providers to block more online services that the company claims are linked to online piracy.
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The Federal Court this morning ordered Australia’s biggest Internet service providers (ISPs) to block 58 individual pirate sites and more than 200 different domains and IP addresses.
Foxtel's latest push to stop online copyright infringement seeks to have major Australian ISPs block more than 120 domains that it says are linked to movie and TV piracy.
Foxtel is the first copyright-holder to seek changes to an anti-piracy website-blocking injunction, this morning being granted court orders to cover new mirror sites.
It was probably as harrowing as it gets for a Federal Court hearing, as lawyers, journalists, a judge, and assorted observers today narrowly escaped being subjected to an episode of The Big Bang Theory.
Telstra’s stake in the Foxtel pay television network has been a major inhibitor to the growth of broadband in Australia according to John Porter, CEO at pay television provider Austar.
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