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