Pirating on the Internet in Australia
Pirating in Australia is alive and well - up until now that is!
In a 'first' for Australia a decision has been handed down that ISPs must disclose the Names of Addresses of over 4000 Australians who used BitTorrent to obtain illegall copies of the movie Dallas Buyers Club !
I have read the Judges ruling and he appears to be quite harsh on the claimants (Dallas Buyers Club LLC ) forcing them to get prior approval from him for any 'letters' that they intend sending to the so-called Pirates! This is to stop the "Speculative Invoices" strategy which the owners have used in other Countries to 'recoup' losses.
I'm sure this case has not reached it's conclusion as the ISPs having options to appeal the decision. I'm no expert but I have read many articles on this practice of using BitTorrent and seemingly there are many ways to circumvent using your own IP address!
Strangely enough the Australian Government and ISPs are seperately expecting to impliment a "Three Strikes" Rule where a suspected Pirate will be given a written notice to stop Pirating before "personal" details can be released!
The floor is open for discussion ?
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