Film Fridays- Australia Trying to Thwart Internet Piracy ‘Down Under’

In the latest installment at our look at internet piracy and film, this time we’re switching hemispheres, down to good ‘ol Australia. [see “All I want for Christmas is [Free] Movies,” “Warner Bros. “Putin” Russian Anti-Piracy Laws to the Test,” and “Major Movie Studios Among Many to Sue for Pirate Bay’s “Booty”] The country implemented a new anti-piracy law last year that the entertainment company, Village Roadshow is hoping to test. Village Roadshow is asking the Australian government to require Internet Service Providers to block the video streaming site, Solarmovie. The site, which allows free access to hundreds of movies and TV shows, has already been blocked by the UK and Singapore, and Village Roadshow is hoping that Australia will be next in line. While production companies and studios praise the law, some opponents warn that the ability force ISPs to censor websites may result in the loss of access to legal file-sharing and other sites.

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And since it’s Friday (woohoo, weekend!) check out a teaser upcoming project from Village Roadshow, the 2016 “Ghostbusters” reboot!

 

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