The purpose of the Copyright Policy Working Party is to provide a forum for TCF Member's who are ISPs to discuss and respond to any activities or policies in relation to copyright infringement and the Copyright Act.
On 1st September 2011 changes to the Copyright Act came into effect. "The intent of these changes to the Act is to provide a more effective means for copyright owners to enforce their rights against people involved in unauthorised sharing of copyright material via the Internet (infringing file sharing)*".
Sections 122a-122R of this Act include enforcement measures against the unauthorised sharing of copyright material via the internet. The revised Act requires Internet Protocol Address Providers (IPAPs) to pass on copyright infringement detection notices from rights owners to IPAP account holders.
* Source: Copyright (Infringing File sharing) Amendment Bill Commentary 119-2
Working Party Establishment
This working party was established in September 2008.