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Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs 128

Posted by timothy
from the sniff-it-sniff-all-of-it dept.
angry tapir (1463043) writes Australia is moving closer to a regime under which ISPs will be forced to block access to websites whose "dominant purpose" is to facilitate copyright violations. A secret government discussion paper (PDF) has been leaked and proposes a system of website blocking and expanded liability for ISPs when it comes to "reasonable steps that can be taken ... to discourage or reduce online copyright infringement."
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Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 26, 2014 @01:10AM (#47537051)

    Good thing the government took their guns away first

    Like all the gun-totin' cowboys in the US of A have made a difference.

    Your corporates have stolen your economic future and sold it to themselves, your governement is all over you like a rash, your brothers, sisters, sons and daughters are sent to fake wars just to siphon a few trillion taxpayer dollars to corrupt military contractors, Every so-called security agency spies and blackmails you NSA, FBI, TSA, Police, Whatever, they're all out of your control. Lobbyists buy politicians to bring in SOPA/CISPA or whatever you're calling it this month etc etc,..

    ...and how many shots have you fired to defend your liberty?

    Thing is, all you chubby gun nuts spouting the second amendment and claiming you needed automatic weapons to protect yourselves from government abuses have just proved you're all intestine and no fortitude.

    Weak.

  • by Opportunist (166417) on Saturday July 26, 2014 @02:07AM (#47537201)

    Now why would that matter? Seriously. Why would it?

    If you planned to overthrow government with armed forces, I somehow don't think "gee, I'm not allowed to have a gun, let's forget about it" is the train of thought you'd follow...

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