Australia's senate has passed a controversial bill allowing sites hosted overseas that distribute pirated material to be blocked at the ISP level. But which sites to block is not up to the service providers to choose, instead movie and music studios and other rights holders can go to a federal court and demand sites whose "primary purpose" is the illegal sharing of copyrighted material be blocked by the country's ISPs. For obvious reasons, the providers are not particularly happy with the result of the vote. Especially since it's not clear who will be footing the bill for any costs associated with blocking the sites. But those internet companies had plenty of allies in the battle against the bill, including the country's green party. But the coalition wasn't enough to fight off the entertainment industry.