Brandis' leaked anti-piracy proposal is unrealistic

Suzor, Nicolas P. & Button-Sloan, Alex (2014) Brandis' leaked anti-piracy proposal is unrealistic. The Conversation.

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Abstract

The Australian Government has proposed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) monitor and punish Australians who download and infringe copyright.

In a discussion paper circulated by Attorney-General George Brandis, and leaked by Crikey last Friday, the government proposes a sweeping change to Australian copyright law. If implemented, it would force ISPs to take steps to prevent Australians from infringing copyright.

What these steps might be is very vague. They could include blocking peer-to-peer traffic, slowing down internet connections, passing on warnings from industry groups, and handing over subscriber details to copyright owners.

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ID Code: 78469
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: Brandis, Copyright, Discussion Paper, iiNet
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Conversation Media Group
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2014 23:56
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2015 22:26

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