Australian ‘three strikes’ notification procedure submitted for adoption

Posted On May 22, 2015
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The Australian ISP industry’s Copyright Notice Scheme Code of Conduct, providing a ‘three strikes’ system for notification of online copyright infringements, has been submitted to the government regulator.

The Code of Conduct submitted by the Communications Alliance was a revision of an earlier draft providing a Copyright Notice Scheme. The main changes made in the final version of the Code, in response to public submissions, were:

  • removal of the $25 fee to be paid by internet users to obtain an independent review of an infringement notice; and
  • strengthened consumer representation on the Copyright Information Panel, a body that will oversee the operation of the notice scheme.

The Code of Conduct is now being considered by the government regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

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