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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Australian Government Considers File-Sharing Notifications

Australian Government Considers File-Sharing Notifications

Australian Government Considers File-Sharing Notifications

Added: Friday, May 9th, 2014
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2013, www.extratorrent.cc
The Aussie government is going to consider some measures aimed at pursuing online file-sharers. Aside from sending out notification messages to alleged file-sharers, the new law can allow for “notorious” websites like TPB to be blocked by local ISPs.

Australia has long been known as the “second class consumers”, because its citizens in many cases had to wait months if not years for new video content from the US. Of course, this fact could only fuel the uptake of unauthorized file-sharing. Although it seems that plans for improved availability of video material are developing, the entertainment industry still calls to action, and negotiations with Internet service providers showed no progress.

Now it looks like the government is ready to act. A few days ago, the federal cabinet was going to consider a couple proposals to crack down on unauthorized file-sharing. The practice of sending out notifications to copyright infringers is already familiar to users from the US, France, New Zealand, Taiwan and South Korea. All these countries send subsequent and increasingly threatening letters to persistent infringers, trying to deter future offending. However, it is not clear whether such mechanisms are effective.

Taking this into account, nobody will be surprised that another option will be blocking or censoring of infringing websites by local broadband providers. Some insiders admit that the legislative changes could be brought in very soon. The entertainment industry hopes that there will be consequences for users who continue downloading and sharing copyrighted content.

The problem is that the entertainment industry and Aussie ISPs can’t agree on the issue of who should pay for such a program. Thus far, the parties still haven’t reached consensus on this matter.

Regarding the website blocking, the movie or music companies will be able to go to court and obtain injunctions against pirate portals, which will compel local broadband providers to block the websites. That’s what is currently being used in Europe, notably the United Kingdom – although not in the US, home to many entertainment companies.

The only difference is that Aussie users are familiar with VPN and proxy services, as they are largely used to access such legal services as Netflix. They can also be used to access a blocked torrent tracker.

Posted by:  SuperAdmin
Date:  Friday, May 9th, 2014

Comments (11) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2014-05-09 17:23:34)
anyb0dy avatargive it another 5 year's and you'll need permission to access your email's etc these people act like e-gestapo its high time they were held accountable for there actions just like nuremburg ..

posted by (2014-05-09 18:32:40)
No avatarWell there is too many of us, they can not do that aless we turn are websites pravite plus ISP get alot of money from us any way, if they start blocking sites, the internet will be alonely place

posted by (2014-05-10 10:41:29)
ecco51 avatar'iiNet wins landmark copyright case

20 April 2012 – iiNet has welcomed the High Court's unanimous decision to dismiss the appeal lodged by Roadshow Films & Others against iiNet.

Chief Executive Officer, Michael Malone, said the judgment supported the company's position and proved the claims made against it were unfounded.

"iiNet has never supported or encouraged unauthorised sharing or file downloading," Mr Malone said.

"Today's High Court five-nil ruling confirms that iiNet is not liable for 'authorising' the conduct of its customers who engaged in online copyright infringement.

"This marks the end of more than three years of legal argument and challenges.'
The entertainment Industry lost in the Australian High court,so Abbott and Co. decide to change the rules. Why do all these governments even bother about the Entertainment industry?? I only do this because I can't afford to pay for content. Nanny governments suck. . hehe

posted by ET lover (2014-05-10 19:32:08)
internetdemon666 avatarhave to agree with anyb0dy on this one. They're already working on a UN censorship system, set to be implemented in the next 5 years or so. We all know that the Australian government puppet masters are in bed with the US who would be only to happy to push the ICAAN kill switch... we have to come up with a way to get around the inevitable

posted by Site FriendET loverSupermanSunTurtle (2014-05-11 01:12:10)
Soup avataryeah virgin(cough, shite)media are in on the send out letters bs about the wary ways of file sharing, so send me a letter dipshits, i'll just rip you up and lol, you suck about £120 of me per month, so i'll just ignore your shit, simples... do the math if every one's on the same plan i am, just fone 150 and say CANCEL, would freak them out

posted by (2014-05-11 06:58:31)
The_Good_Guy avatarThe Aussies have a reputation for being some of the most prolific torrent downloaders in the world. Keep up the great work my Aussie mates. Cheers to Australia! And cheers to OZIMAN & the ET Community.

posted by (2014-05-11 06:59:05)
jibbajabba avatarLet them try and fail just like the previous government did. It can't be done. It won't be done. It's political suicide.

posted by men (2014-05-11 09:04:48)
topaz18046 avatarAs an Australian myself, all I can say is that a country gets a government they deserve. They voted them in now they can suffer the consequences. This is why I have never voted...they are all corrupt. As far as the T.V show lag goes, I recall many years ago an American visiting here mentioned that the T.V show 'Days of our Lives' was about 5 years behind! These days I watch shows that have not even screened here yet. Thanks to ExtraTorrent.

If I received an email warning me of pirate activity it would go in the spam folder with the other 'FBI' emails. I would naturally assume that it was a phishing attempt. Any threat of prosecution would be defended the same as the successful Spanish defense...they cannot prove who was at the computer screen at the time!!

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2014-05-12 02:04:49)
fusseltier avatari guess theres no such thing as total access to the internet there... so much for freedom in australia.

posted by (2014-05-13 04:08:10)
cybersnipe avatarHere is why I will never stop file sharing......
On my Carers Pension, I get approx $52AU a day to support me on all aspects of life, rent, food, utilities, car expences, birthdays, xmas, etc.., this list goes on. On the other hand, the PM gets approx $2400AU a day, yes, a day! and he gets almost everything for free.

With the few dollars I have left, it goes towards the only pleasure I can afford, my phone and internet plan.

I live in a small country town that has no movie theater or music outlets, the nearest one's are an hour away($30 of fuel). How the hell can I afford a movie/concert ticket or a movie/music CD, I just cant, so, the internet and file sharing is the only avenue, that, allowes me access to these little pleasures.

posted by ET junkiemen (2014-05-13 09:57:56)
pookiechops avatarK.I.S.S

why would one pay for anything when one can have it for free?

ozi ozi ozi, oi oi oi......sorry bout that

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