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Australian ISP Sued for "Allowing" Users to Pirate

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Post Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:52 pm

Australian ISP Sued for "Allowing" Users to Pirate

Ahh those crazy Aussies:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/b ... ntentSwap1

If this isn't a bad precedent, then I don't know what is.
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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:08 am

Re: Australian ISP Sued for "Allowing" Users to Pirate

The focus of their wrath seems to be on the use of bittorrent, one of the few P2P networks that actually sees significant non-piracy use. I guess they would like to hobble all users and the consequences to the law-abiding be damned. So no change there.

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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:45 am

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Ford also 'allow' drivers to run over children and puppies. Please think of the children and outlaw all cars.

And in other news, oxygen 'allows' the BadPeopletm to breathe...
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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:09 am

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Another good example of people who don't understand the technology. Even if this gets pushed through its just going to force the pirates to be more clever and harder to track down.
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:34 am

Re: Australian ISP Sued for "Allowing" Users to Pirate

For every solution they develop to try and prevent piracy some clever IT guru  always come up with a way to circumnavigate it. Even if they stop piracy on the internet what's stopping another person from going over to a friends house, borrowing a disc and burning that. In theory the moral ideas are in the right place but it is a battle that can never be won.

Lol and for the record not all of us australian's are crazy, we only get crazy after a few drinks
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:16 am

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Ahhh that explains alot. They must have been on a serious bender to come up with this one.
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Post Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:30 am

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Australians and alcohol - hmm - reminds me of something I read a while back:

http://www.satirewire.com/news/jan02/australia.shtml
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Post Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:41 am

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Hehehe thats hysterical!
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Post Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:42 am

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Cheers Nick, it's been a bad day; I needed that :D

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