Notice process to cover file sharing infringements

The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 sets out a process for dealing with copyright infringements that occur via peer-to-peer file sharing networks.

The process is outlined in Sections 122A to 122U of the Copyright 1994 Act.

Under the process, rights owners can:

  • request an internet service provider (ISP) to send up to three infringement notices to an internet account holder who is alleged to have infringed copyright via a file sharing network
  • take a claim of up to $15,000 to the Copyright Tribunal after the notice process is complete.

The following information will be useful if you have received a notice under the new process.

Information for internet account holders [PDF, 205 KB]

Notice process diagram [PDF, 113 KB]

Challenge process diagram [PDF, 57 KB]

The following information will be useful if you are an internet service provider or a rights owner.

Information for ISPs [PDF, 136 KB]

Information for rights owners [PDF, 139 KB]