Fairfax reports that Attorney-General George Brandis and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull will present the reforms to colleagues today at the last cabinet meeting of the year.
Among their wishes was slower download speeds for any internet user caught downloading illegal content.
According to the report by Fairfax, Senator Brandis and Mr Turnbull’s submission today advises internet providers and TV and movie makers to come up with a voluntary code that would be registered with the Australian Communications and Media Authority, stating that illegal downloaders would be formally warned about any online copyright breaches.
And if the measures are adopted, rights holders could take out court orders instructing internet providers to block websites that host the illegal material.
The government hasn’t ruled out taking further legislative action over internet piracy in the future, if the measures expected to be outlined today don’t work.
Internet providers believe that such a scheme should be paid for by the rights holders, whereas copyright owners believe it should be a 50-50 split.
Mr Turnbull and Senator Brandis reportedly consulted with the entertainment industry, internet providers and consumer groups when writing the reforms.
Australians are among the most keen online pirates in the world, while popular drama Game of Thrones setting a new record this year to become the most illegally-downloaded show in history.
news.com.au 9 Dec 2014
The corporate media unfortunately 'forgets' to tell the masses, that the 'international' corporate laws don not apply in Australia, as the Australian government has not put them in place 'lawfully'.
Australian government works for corporations and NOT the people as it is supposed to.
The corporate media - propagating false information?