By Tim Colwill on June 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm
This guest post contributed by our Chief Regulatory Officer at iiNet, Steve Dalby.
Another news cycle, and yet again we see the recycled claims suggesting Australia is the worst nation in the world for Internet piracy. This may not actually be the case, but there can be no debate that work still remains to be done to effectively combat piracy.
The Australian Government is readying legislation, if news reports are to be believed, which would require ISPs such as iiNet to send infringement notices to our customers while, at the same time, blocking certain websites which provide access for customers to download and share unauthorised content.
We believe the Government is heading down the wrong path if they’re serious about protecting copyright.
It’s not manufactured music, uncapped global capitalism and the demise of live venues which will eventually end the Australian music industry, a trade organisation has claimed. No: the culprit is the National Broadband Network. Apparently letting people outside ADSL service…
By Tim Colwill on October 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm
This article orginally appeared on the iiNet blog. Reposted with permission.
The Federal Government is concerned about cybercrime, which we understand and expect. However, in response to this concern, they’re putting forward a proposal that would oblige ISPs to retain all customer phone and Internet records for up to two years, in line with the ‘European Directive’.
They’re not just talking about suspected offenders here, they’re talking about everyone – you and me and even every child that ever uses a mobile or personal device like a tablet or smart-phone, or a home computer, or school laptop. Everyone in Australia – even your grandma.
That just seems over-the-top to me.