In response to last month's Federal Court case between ISP iiNet and Hollywood's cinema giants, the Internet Industry Association (IIA) has announced plans for an industry code of practice.
The IIA said it would start work immediately on an industry code of practice for internet intermediaries, including ISPs, and search, hosting and social media providers.
"Having closely reviewed the recent decision of the Full Federal Court, we've concluded it's both necessary and appropriate to develop a code of practice to give a wider range of internet intermediaries greater certainty around their legal rights and obligations," said IIA chief executive, Peter Coroneos.
"The iiNet case has provided us with welcome guidance on where responsibilities should begin and end, but falls short in defining reasonable steps intermediaries should take in responding to allegations of infringement by their users. The code will address this gap."
In line with development of a code, the IIA will renew its legislative push to have the safe harbours in the current Copyright Act extended to cover intermediaries beyond carriage service providers.
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