Government redacts ISP anti-piracy consultation text

The Federal Government has quietly deleted a controversial section of text published in a consultation paper last Friday that proposed a streamlined legal process to aid anti-piracy organisations such as Movie Rights Group and AFACT to target individuals allegedly downloading copyrighted material online.

Last Friday, 14 October, the Department of the Attorney-General published a consultation paper regarding digital copyright regulation. The original paper, available in full here (PDF), contained two discrete sections. The first dealt with a proposal to revise the scope of ‘safe harbour’ regulations to better protect organisations which host others’ content online — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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