The Communications Alliance has released for public comment a draft industry code of practice (Draft Code) designed to combat online copyright infringement or ‘Internet piracy’ in Australia. The code is scheduled to be submitted in final form to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) by 8 April 2015 for registration. A key feature of the Draft Code is a ‘Copyright Notice Scheme’ that will provide an escalating series of infringement notices to residential fixed internet users who are alleged to have infringed copyright online, in order to “change their behaviour and steer them toward lawful sources of content.” Many important details are still under discussion, including how the scheme will be paid for and the anticipated volume of notices required during its initial 18 months of operation prior to government review. Members of the public and other stakeholders are encouraged to comment on the Draft Code by submitting comments here by 23 March 2015. Public comments will be taken into account before the Draft Code is finalised and submitted to the ACMA. The Draft Code is available here.