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Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs

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  • by AHuxley (892839) on Saturday July 26, 2014 @02:15AM (#47537063) Homepage Journal
    How will it work? A national block on a huge set of p2p index sites? A national block on a huge set of download link index sites?
    What more can an isp be commanded do? Deep packet inspection for rar files as downloaded?
    The long term logging of all users by isp to be automatically cross referenced with p2p tracking industry groups?
    Issue a decree that Australian banks and related credit card products are not to pay for VPN or other encrypted services that hide users from their Australian isp?
    Then have laws ready to send end users identified by the tame isp after the 2nd letter for state-mandated copyright awareness counseling?
    A ban on the internet for users caught again? Or users kept away from the internet for a few months or years?
    After all that hard legal work why not just allow other US or UK streaming media services into Australia? Let Australians buy access to any US or UK show, movie as in US or UK? Let them pay per show or per season from any US media provider they like.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 26, 2014 @02:36AM (#47537113)

    "After all that hard legal work why not just allow other US or UK streaming media services into Australia? Let Australians buy access to any US or UK show, movie as in US or UK? Let them pay per show or per season from any US media provider they like."

    You misunderstand what this is really about, and why your suggestion will never happen.

    This is about repaying Rupert Murdoch for his extremely biased (but favourable) media coverage that probably won the last election for the LNP. Murdoch owns the majority of newspapers and media in Australia. So expect a lot of pandering. There's currently ongoing attacks against the ABC (the national, balanced, broadcaster). (Australia only really has 3 news sources. News Corp (The largest), Fairfax Media (propped up by mining interests, ie: favourable to LNP) and the ABC). Attacks on ISPs (under the guise of copyright) in order to prop up Foxtel's (cable company) profits. I believe they're also watering down the media ownership laws.

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