Documents relating to Internet piracy between JAN 2014 - FEB 2016

Sarah Skaf made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Communications and Media Authority

Australian Communications and Media Authority did not have the information requested.

From: Sarah Skaf

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Dear Australian Communications and Media Authority,

I am currently a student from Macleay College requesting access to
documents under the Freedom of Information Act (1982).

I would like to request any data and correspondence between both ACMA and Federal police regarding any information about internet piracy of movies, TV shows, music, gaming and even e-books. Information could include any arrests or plans on preventing piracy in the future. Could this information be within the time frames of JAN 2014- FEB 2016

Yours faithfully,
Sarah Skaf

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From: Alison Jermey
Australian Communications and Media Authority


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Dear Sarah

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) request dated
and received by the ACMA on 29 February 2016. A formal acknowledgement
letter is attached, acknowledging receipt of your FOI request and advising
you of the timeframes and charges that may apply for processing your
request under the FOI Act.

 

Clarifying the scope of your request

Your request appears to be very broad and I’m having difficultly
identifying any documents that the ACMA may hold that might relate to your
request. You have requested:

 

‘… data and correspondence between both ACMA and Federal police regarding
any information about internet piracy of movies, TV shows, music, gaming
and even e-books. Information could include any arrests or plans on
preventing piracy in the future. Could this information be within the time
frames of JAN 2014- FEB 2016.’

 

The ACMA does not have any direct role in the regulation of internet
piracy of movies, TV shows, music, gaming or e-books and does not
routinely correspond with the AFP on such matters. To the best of my
knowledge, and after making enquiries within the ACMA, the only
information we may have in relation to piracy matters might include:

·         Matters relating to the draft industry code that was submitted
to the ACMA for registration under section 117 of the Telecommunications
Act 1997 in April 2015. This draft code was prepared by the Communications
Alliance Ltd and can be accessed [1]here. The code was not registered by
the ACMA. The ACMA has already received and responded to an FOI request in
relation to that process and the documents that were released can be found
[2]here (see Log 28 and 29 of our disclosure log).  

·         Incidental mentions of internet piracy that may have come up
during the ACMA’s work in relation to other internet policy related work.

 

Can you please clarify whether you are interested in any documents of the
nature set out above and provide further information about any particular
matters you are interested in to allow me to identify any relevant
documents that you are requesting?

 

Alternatively, if it appears that none of this information would be of
assistance to you, please advise that you wish to withdraw your request.

 

If you are interested in internet piracy generally you may wish to contact
the Department of Communications and the Arts to seek further information
about the Commonwealth Government’s role. Their website is
[3]https://www.communications.gov.au/.

 

If you wish to discuss your request in more detail, please call me on (03)
9963 6898.

 

Kind regards

 

Alison Jermey
Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Division

_____________________________

Australian Communications and Media Authority

T +61 3 9963 6898   F +61 3 9963 6899

E alison[email address]

[4]www.acma.gov.au

 

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Dear Sarah

 

Please find attached a decision on your FOI request and an information
sheet explaining your rights of review.

 

Kind regards

 

Alison Jermey
Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Division

_____________________________

Australian Communications and Media Authority

T +61 3 9963 6898   F +61 3 9963 6899

E alison[email address]

[1]www.acma.gov.au

 

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From: Alison Jermey
Sent: Wednesday, 2 March 2016 11:34 AM
To: '[FOI #1697 email]'
Cc: Morgan Vaudrey; Chris Herscovitch
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Documents relating to
Internet piracy between JAN 2014 - FEB 2016 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Dear Sarah

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) request dated
and received by the ACMA on 29 February 2016. A formal acknowledgement
letter is attached, acknowledging receipt of your FOI request and advising
you of the timeframes and charges that may apply for processing your
request under the FOI Act.

 

Clarifying the scope of your request

Your request appears to be very broad and I’m having difficultly
identifying any documents that the ACMA may hold that might relate to your
request. You have requested:

 

‘… data and correspondence between both ACMA and Federal police regarding
any information about internet piracy of movies, TV shows, music, gaming
and even e-books. Information could include any arrests or plans on
preventing piracy in the future. Could this information be within the time
frames of JAN 2014- FEB 2016.’

 

The ACMA does not have any direct role in the regulation of internet
piracy of movies, TV shows, music, gaming or e-books and does not
routinely correspond with the AFP on such matters. To the best of my
knowledge, and after making enquiries within the ACMA, the only
information we may have in relation to piracy matters might include:

·         Matters relating to the draft industry code that was submitted
to the ACMA for registration under section 117 of the Telecommunications
Act 1997 in April 2015. This draft code was prepared by the Communications
Alliance Ltd and can be accessed [4]here. The code was not registered by
the ACMA. The ACMA has already received and responded to an FOI request in
relation to that process and the documents that were released can be found
[5]here (see Log 28 and 29 of our disclosure log).  

·         Incidental mentions of internet piracy that may have come up
during the ACMA’s work in relation to other internet policy related work.

 

Can you please clarify whether you are interested in any documents of the
nature set out above and provide further information about any particular
matters you are interested in to allow me to identify any relevant
documents that you are requesting?

 

Alternatively, if it appears that none of this information would be of
assistance to you, please advise that you wish to withdraw your request.

 

If you are interested in internet piracy generally you may wish to contact
the Department of Communications and the Arts to seek further information
about the Commonwealth Government’s role. Their website is
[6]https://www.communications.gov.au/.

 

If you wish to discuss your request in more detail, please call me on (03)
9963 6898.

 

Kind regards

 

Alison Jermey
Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Division

_____________________________

Australian Communications and Media Authority

T +61 3 9963 6898   F +61 3 9963 6899

E [7][email address]

[8]www.acma.gov.au

 

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[10]cid:image002.gif@01CAD005.8A4741A0

 

 

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From: Sarah Skaf

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Dear Alison Jermey,

My aim in making this request was to gather statistical data on internet piracy between 2014-currently and generally enquire about what laws and precautions are being taken to prevent further piracy.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Skaf

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From: Alison Jermey
Australian Communications and Media Authority

I am out of the office on 21 and 22 April 2016. If your matter is urgent
you should contact Jane Grace at [email address].

 

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