It has been brewing for a while and a bill was introduced in March, now it seems Australia’s anti-piracy legislative measures are well on their way to be implement in law. Key to the measures will be the ability of rightsholders to force ISPs to block user access to overseas websites that are seen to have a “primary purpose” of infringing IP. A federal parliamentary committee tasked with dissecting the bill have now waved it through. “The committee scrutinising the bill held just one public hearing and delayed the handing down of its final report two times,” notes the Sydney Morning Herald.

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