Winter is coming for illegal downloaders | Law

Winter is coming for illegal downloaders

David Vaile, Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Community, comments on SBS Radio (18 June 2015) on possible amendments to the Copyright Act, which would lead blocking websites that provide illegal content.

He has voiced concerns that the potential law has grounds to discourage carriage services from challenging it.

"They become liable for costs," he said.

"There's a note that they're not liable for costs unless they put in an appearance, so it gives the form of a hearing that basically says, 'If you turn up, we will be trying to impose court costs upon you."