As more and more rumours begin to swirl about Netflix launching an official Australian service, the head of the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association has confirmed that its member organisations — which include Warner Bros, Village Roadshow, Sony and more…
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.