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  • Judge rejects Foxtel push to avoid hearing for proxy blocking case

    A suggestion by Foxtel that its latest application for an anti-piracy injunction be heard ‘on the papers’ has been rejected by a Federal Court judge. Instead a hearing of the application, which if granted will block access to a number of web proxy services, has been scheduled for late August.

  • Proposed law could block online terror content during ‘crisis events’

    A government-convened taskforce that brought together major Australian Internet service providers (ISPs) and representatives of digital platforms has called for “legislative amendments to establish a content blocking framework for terrorist and extreme violent material online in crisis events”.

  • Netflix backs efforts to block pirate sites

    Netflix’s production arm, Netflix Studios, is backing legal action brought in the Federal Court of Australia that seeks to have major Internet service providers (ISPs) block dozens of websites allegedly linked to online piracy.