Australia - piracy crackdown from top 5 ISPs

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Australia - piracy crackdown from top 5 ISPs

Postby Red Dwarf » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:06 pm ... an/3699168

Australia's five major ISPs have revealed their plans to crack down on online piracy by sending warning notices to suspected illegal downloaders while assisting rights holders to pursue serial offenders through the courts.

The Communications Alliance - which represents Telstra Bigpond, iiNet, Optus, iPrimus and Internode - says its plan protects consumers while respecting the rights of copyright holders.

During an 18-month trial, rights holders would send copyright infringement notices, including evidence of copyright infringement and the IP address involved, to ISPs who would then send "educational notices" to the internet users concerned.

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