Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ripped responsibility for copyright and online piracy initiatives out of Attorney General George Brandis\u2019 hands.New Communications Minister, Mitch Fifield, will take over these government areas under Turnbull's new administrative arrangements.Brandis oversaw website blocking laws, which were passed earlier this year under former PM Tony Abbott. These laws allow content rights holders to go to federal court and request that ISPs block a website that violates Australian copyright law. Brandis also oversaw the Copyright Notice Scheme, which requires ISPs to match IP addresses provided by rights holders of alleged copyright infringers with their customers and send them a notice of infringement. Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, supports the PM\u2019s decision to move copyright and online piracy to the Communications Minister\u2019s portfolio. "Internet Australia congratulates our new PM for showing signs of a more realistic approach to Internet legislation,\u201d Internet Australia\u2019s CEO, Laurie Patton, said in a statement. "Senator Brandis' 'site blocking' legislation is one of a number of ad hoc laws passed by the Abbott Government that we believe have little chance of achieving their stated aim but do have the very real likelihood of damaging the integrity and utility of the Internet.\u201d Internet Australia is also calling for the Communications\nMinister to re-asses data retention laws that require ISPs to store\ncustomers\u2019 metadata for up to two years.