AFACT Pulls Up the Negotiations with ISPs Added: Saturday, April 24th, 2010
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Adrianne Pecotic, the executive director of AFACT – Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, gives utterance to the concerns about nowadays copyright law protection. As ISPs refuse to set voluntary measures against piracy in their networks, only a government can influence on the situation by establishing judicial standards for all internet providers. Otherwise this stalemate can turn into a catastrophe.
Adrianne Pecotic has issued an appeal to state government, asking it to establish measures against ISPs who allow copyright infringements among their users. The latest court loss to iiNet gave rise to heavy discussions of this problem. The court ruled that iiNet had no legal liability for its users who shared piracy files via BitTorrent service. BitTorrent was the only organization responsible for this.
The Australian government asked ISPs together with AFACT on a voluntary basis to create a conduct project for regulating the copyright violation cases. But the ISPs don’t take part in these negotiations if to believe the “Australian IT”.
The representative of iiNet ISP objects this statement, saying that AFACT pulls up the process of finding solution beneficial for both parties, while ISPs and copyright holders actively discuss the ways of how to regulate the problem. The last time iiNet tried to negotiate with AFACT, it was refused.
Who tells the truth – is almost a rhetorical question. But mostly AFACT is under suspicion. AFACT do not follow the practice of the similar bodies in other countries like the United Kingdom, New Zeland or South Korea. Copyright protection organizations there successfully fight digital piracy by using governmental powers without any voluntary codes and expectations for producing joint rule pack with ISPs. All AFACT is doing – just waiting and inaction.
In the aforementioned countries the ISPs were forced (or will be in the nearest future) to disconnect violators who share the illegal content and do not react on warnings. While “believing that Australia should not stay behind the rest of the countries in terms of fighting copyright infringement”, Ms. Pecotic blames iiNet on the current idleness of the process.
Maybe AFACT makes this purposely to move government towards the problem because only government can make effective steps on the way to copyright infringements prevention.
April 24th, 2010Posted by:
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
|maybe "AFACT" should lick my left foot, and stop taking Bribes from the MPAA/RIAA.|
|posted by (2010-04-24 13:21:55)|
|When did iiNet became legal???||
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