On 30 July 2014, the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis, and the Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull MP released a discussion paper on online copyright infringement.
Submissions were sought from interested organisations and individuals on the questions outlined in the discussion paper and on other possible approaches to address this issue.
Submissions closed on Monday 1 September 2014. The Australian Government is considering all submissions received.
Submissions received from peak industry groups, companies, academics and non-government organisations that have not requested confidentiality are being progressively published on the Online copyright infringement—submissions page.
The Attorney-General's Department reserves the right to edit (for example, remove defamatory material), publish or not publish submissions, or publish summaries of submissions, on its website at its own discretion.