[AusNOG] "Telcos back internet piracy crackdown"

Mark ZZZ Smith markzzzsmith at yahoo.com.au
Sun Aug 31 12:36:02 EST 2014


"The country's biggest telecommunications companies are willing to block their customers from accessing overseas websites hosting pirated movies and music despite concerns harmless sites could also get caught by the filter.
Telstra, Optus, iiNet, Vodafone and other internet service providers are also ready to negotiate a scheme that would punish internet users who have received three warnings to stop downloading content illicitly."

Anybody got a link to the submissions? It seems fairly contrary to past positions some SPs have stated, and reads more like what Village Roadshow would accept as a compromise position.

It also sounds to me like a bit of FUD from Village Roadshow that 900 000 people's livelihoods are impacted. That's more people than those who work in most industries in Australia. Chicken Little much? 


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