Citation[edit | edit source]
Broadcasting Services (Online Services) Amendment Act 1999, No. 90 (1999).
Overview[edit | edit source]
The "Broadcasting Services (Online Services) Amendment Act 1999" amended the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to provide for censorship and classification of internet material and online services. Under the provisions of the Act, complaints regarding content can be made to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), which can ask the Classification Board to classify the content consistent with the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 and the National Classification Code (2005).
Under the Amendments, online service providers are responsible for the content of all hosted services. ACMA can require a host or service provider to stop or restrict access to certain content, depending on the classification it receives.