By war The Commonwealth Government introduced the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 into Parliament today.
As its name suggests the purpose of the Bill is to extend the class of persons who can claim the benefits of the safe harbour provisions in the Copyright Act 1968 provided in sections 116AA to 116AJ.
The way the amendments will work is essentially to remove the references to “carriage service provider” and replace them with a new reference to “service provider”.
For this purpose, “service provider” will be defined to mean:
116ABA Definition of service provider
(1) Each of the following is a service provider:
(a) a carriage service provider;
(b) …read more
Source:: IP Wars