Jez wrote:Troubling indeed, since I'd regard iiNet and Internode as my only two viable ISPs at the moment.
Whilst my initial thoughts were along the same lines, once you move past the sensationalistic journalism and look at the actual facts, you will see the ISP's are actually trying to help out.
As it stands, court orders are required and you can be sued
As it is proposed, court orders are required, multiple 'heads up letters' are sent out, and if you exceed a limit of 3 or 4 notices in 12 months, you could be sued
Difference between now and the proposal? Additional 3 - 4 heads up letters that don't have to be sent currently.
When in doubt, read the words of actual people in the know:
Simon Hackett: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-re ... 1821055#r9
Steve Dalby: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-re ... 8&p=5#r100
(more posts after that one from steve as well)
Additionally Steve posted multiple replies to the tripe that Renai Posts on Delimiter:http://delimiter.com.au/2011/11/25/isps ... ng-scheme/http://delimiter.com.au/2011/11/25/anti ... al-wolves/
Please read all of Steve Dalby's replies (and Simon Hacketts) and the actual proposal before thinking the ISP has it in for you. They Don't!!! They are actually sticking up for us
Of course, don't forget to read the actual proposal (PDF Format): http://www.commsalliance.com.au/__data/ ... -Final.pdf