Site-Blocking In Australia Expanded Again To Include 105 More Sites, Including A Search Engine

Found on Techdirt on Thursday, 20 June 2019
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The Australian government approved an amended copyright law late last year that made subtle changes to what types of sites ISPs can be ordered to be blocked by the courts, and the process by which that order is obtained. Essentially, the changes amounted to allowing blocking of sites with the primary "effect" being copyright infringement, rather than the primary "purpose", along with an expedited process for getting additional site-blocking orders for sites that set up mirror sites to route around the blocks.

That was to be expected. Once a censorship architecture is in place, it will get abused more and more.