Australian ISPs Reject Calls To Police Their Users

After recent setbacks in the RIAA’s lawsuits, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has decided to try a different approach in Australia — they want ISPs to do their dirty work for them. Australian ISPs, though, have soundly rejected calls from AFACT to slow down or terminate user accounts that AFACT has determined are being used to distribute copyrighted works. Telstra had this to say: We do not believe it is up to the ISPs to be judge, jury and executioner in relation to the issue when the content owners have any number of legal avenues to pursue infringements — via Slashdot

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