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How to Avoid Copyright Infringement Notices from ISP in Australia? As you know, the final version of the “three strikes” anti-piracy code for Australian internet service providers (ISPs) has been published recently. Under the Copyright Notice Scheme code (PDF), residential Internet users that are found pirating content will be subject to a series of "escalating" warning notices from rights holders, sent via ISPs. The notices will warn users that they are infringing copyright, and that they will face legal action if they get three strikes recorded against their IP address - that is, if they receive an Education, Warning and Final notice - within a 12 month period. If a user gets three warning letters, or "strikes", in a 12-month period, ISPs will help copyright owners identify them for potential legal action after a hearing in a prescribed court. Up to 200,000 notices can be processed and sent each year.
Separate from the anti-piracy, website-blocking regime passed in June, the scheme was designed to warn consumers via notices to stop pirating or face the prospect of having their personal details handed over to rights holders if they got caught pirating more than three times.
It was originally envisaged that the code would take effect on 1 December. However, the start of the scheme has been delayed and it is now expected on 1 March - accodring to The Sydney Morning Herald
Google & Microsoft Sued For Copyright Infringement Added: Sunday, December 13th, 2009
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags: File Sharing, Anti Piracy, p2p, Torrent, Peer To Peer, Torrent Index, Download, Microsoft, BitTorrent, Google, Search Engine, .torrent, utorrent, bitcomet, MPAA, torrent site, extratorrent.com, RIAA, record industry, copyright infringement, anti-piracy
For many years now those within the peer to peer file sharing world, especially those sites which are built upon the foundation of the BitTorrent Protocol as torrent search indexers, have all claimed they do nothing more than major corporate search engines such as Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google do. The big argument has been as to why torrent sites are accused of infringement when all they do is point users in the right direction, a search engine of torrents, just like the major internet search engines do. Now the bias towards just torrent sites is no more, as Microsoft and Google both are being sued by a record label.
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