Aussie Government Will Focus on Unauthorized DownloadsAdded: Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Attorney general George Brandis signals the efforts to overcome high court decision claiming that broadband providers don’t hold responsibility for piracy committed by their subscribers. The Australian government is going to examine how to overcome the high court ruling.
The experts point out that one possible move would require Internet service providers to issue graduated notifications to their customer using sites to facilitate piracy. According to George Brandis, unauthorized downloading of movies or any other protected material was a form of theft and he therefore was keen to introduce new measures to cut the rate of Internet piracy.
Attorney general claimed it was once thought the country’s Copyright Act was sufficient when it stipulated that an entity like an Internet service provider who authorized copyright violation was liable. However, back in 2012 the high court ruled that broadband provider iiNet could not be held liable for piracy committed by its subscribers.
In that well-known legal case, a group of 34 international and local entities, including Warner Bros, Disney and the Seven Network, alleged the ISP authorized their copyright violation when its subscribers downloaded films and TV shows. Now the government is considering possible ways to provide a legal incentive for ISPs to cooperate with rightsholders in preventing copyright infringement on their systems and networks in frames of copyright reform. Attorney general admitted it was complex reform and the authorities did not want to burden broadband providers beyond what was reasonably necessary to comply with both local and international obligations. Brandis’ preference would be to facilitate industry self-regulation instead of active and continuing government regulation.
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014
|posted by (2014-02-27 12:31:15)|
|They better not be staring on us ozzies now too I tell you its been pretty good so far don't want the same thing to happen as in other countries.|
|posted by (2014-02-27 14:22:47)|
|I would drop back to 1g a month if that happened...don't think the ISP's would like that if everyone did it!|
|How naive of Brandis to say "preference would be to facilitate industry self-regulation instead of active and continuing government regulation." When we all do what kaiser said above the ISP's will take a massive drop in revenue, yea, that's guna happen!!|
|iv already dropped one isp cos they slowed me down too much.id dump the net altogether if i couldnt download|
|posted by (2014-02-27 21:53:55)|
|there is only expanding the company to make more profit but lower prices for subscribers is just no respect ... the crazy idea of having cheaper rates.|
|posted by (2014-02-28 03:34:46)|
|True kaiser I would do the same, would be no point to pay more gs with no downloads.|
|posted by (2014-02-28 05:34:36)|
|Among the highest priced and slowest internet in the world, now they want to stop us downloading? Added to the fact that the Abbott Govt has now screwed us all on the NBN, won't be worth having the internet in Australia soon, if it's actually worth it now. I pay $180 a month on my plan, which includes my home and mobile phone, for 24,000 Kb/s internet with a 200 Gig download limit, on which I am lucky to get 4,000 Kb/s. And the Abbott Govt has killed the install of NBN in Bundaberg, which was supposed to be finished in my area by now, which is no longer even on the roll out list.|
|posted by (2014-02-28 06:30:22)|
|Same here, I will also drop mine down to 1GB..I don't think the ISP's would like that, there would be a sudden downturn...profits would plummet.|
|No matter what the Australian Liberal Government attempts to put thru Parliament to tackle nor reform Internet Piracy, they never will stop People from downloading just for their own private use at Home - There are and always will be too many Civil Rights Groups such as Pirate Party Australia and the Electronic Frontier Foundation etc that will oppose any attempt of reform Lobbyists and Right Holders they try and ram and pass thru Parliament, it will be George Brandis and Right Holders that will lose out, not us downloaders, otherwise most ISP's around Australia at the Attorney-General's expense will be sent broke... That's why ISP's are around to make Money via downloads etc, not to lose out big time by so-called Lobbyists scare bribe campaigns.|
I urge all Members here if they want in writing immediately to George Brandis and their Local Liberal MP in opposing any attempt or bribe by the Aussie Government and Rights Holders by introducing new Bills of Copyright Violation that will all but fail very badly but also send most Australian ISP's broke in the process.
The only way to resolve this issue is introduce the Fair Use Copyright Bill which all Civil Rights Groups support and allow Online downloading Content such as Extratorrent and The Pirate Bay etc to always be available perminately.
|posted by (2014-02-28 07:49:23)|
|Bl00dy nazis, that's what they are! Our grandfathers are turning in their graves knowing that what they fought is just been legalised. Governments can do whatever they please, you try to do the same and they nail you. Viva la revolucion!!! Yeah right...how many people are actually going to do something about it? All a bunch of sheep...baa-baa...|
|posted by (2014-03-01 11:20:25)|
|Theft is not theft if you download "something" not original. This is all bullshit by politicians and large organizations to try and control us more and make more money out of us all. Its time people stand together against this disease. please join our cause on facebook , search for "the global pirate organization" and like ans share, we need people in nrs and donations to fight this!|
|In addition: Brandis says he want to ensure that content creators get their due rewards.|
Protecting copyright will not ensure that. Content creators typically sell their rights to a label.
The content creator is lucky if they get even 1% of actual sales.
...though I'd be interested to hear how George thinks that artists - you know - the poor sods that actually create the works, will stop being ripped off by large labels and distributors.. ...and this has nothing at all to do with the internet.
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