Copyright Infringement Roundtable

Geordie Guy made this Freedom of Information request to Attorney-General's Department

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From: Geordie Guy

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

An article in The Australian dated today the 28th of October states that;

"Media has learned that the Attorney-General's Department has sent letters to the nation's top telcos and content creators seeking their participation in a series of industry roundtables to resolve the online piracy issue as a matter of urgency. New Attorney-General George Brandis is understood to have made copyright piracy a priority."

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act in relation to this statement, in particular I am requesting;

- Copies of the letters sent to the entities set out in the article

- Any document which is correspondence to or within the Attorney General's department either suggesting or requesting that such a series of roundtables - or any other measure with the same intended function - be undertaken

- Any document that is part of the planning function of the stated collaborative events

- A copy of any press release issued to any media organisation regarding the matter, as well as any accompanying letter, instructions or embargo request

Yours faithfully,

Geordie Guy

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From: FOI Requests
Attorney-General's Department

UNCLASSIFIED
13/17562

30 October 2013

Mr Geordie Guy
[FOI #455 email]

Dear Mr Guy
Freedom of Information Request no. FOI13/189

I refer to your request for access to documents relating to article in The Australian dated today the 28th of October under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. I have taken your request to be for:

- Copies of the letters sent to the entities set out in the article

- Any document which is correspondence to or within the Attorney General's department either suggesting or requesting that such a series of roundtables - or any other measure with the same intended function - be undertaken

- Any document that is part of the planning function of the stated collaborative events

- A copy of any press release issued to any media organisation regarding the matter, as well as any accompanying letter, instructions or embargo request

We received your request on 28 October 2013 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 27 November 2013. The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be published online on our disclosure log http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtection..., subject to certain exceptions. (For example, personal information will not be published where this would be unreasonable.)

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FOI Contact Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
Email: [AGD request email]

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From: Wilson, Meagan
Attorney-General's Department


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Dear Mr Guy

 

Please find attached a Statement of Reasons with regards to your FOI
request 13-189.

 

Kind regards

 

Meagan Wilson

Attorney General’s Department

Office of Corporate Counsel

Tel: 02 6141 4311

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Geordie Guy left an annotation ()

Amusingly the information doesn't exist, so the article in The Australian was misinformed. I've written this up at http://www.anyany.info/articles/11/2013/...

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From: Geordie Guy

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Dear Ms Wilson,

Thankyou for your correspondence, and have a great day.

Yours sincerely,

Geordie Guy

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Daniel O'Connor left an annotation ()

As per the other annotation, answers to Sen. Ludlam in the senate show that there have since been meetings with Telstra - if the documents didn't exist then; some version of them does *now*.

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