Website blocking bill approved by Singapore Parliament

Murray Stassen

Singapore's Parliament has approved a bill introducing a civil law procedure for website blocking.

Legislators approved the third reading of the Copyright Amendment Bill on July 8.

The move has been welcomed by the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) as a boost to the music industry in Singapore and internationally.

Under the new legislation, rights owners can obtain injunctions from the Singapore High Court that would require ISPs to block users' access to websites that infringe copyright law.

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