Australia Cooks Up New Anti-File-sharing Laws
File-sharing days may come to an abrupt end in Australia, as the authorities are debating new laws that would force ISPs to cut off customers who download copyrighted material.
February 19, 2008
However, third strikes means they're out and there's no coming back. The ISP would be legally force to terminate the accounts.
Needless to say, the ISPs are anything but happy to be pushed in front as copyrights defenders, especially since the deal only involves losses for them. "Internet service providers are not the enforcers of copyright," said National Internet Industry Association chief executive Peter Corones.
At present time, copyrights infringers are risking fines up to $60,500 ($302,500 for corporations) per infringement and up to five years in jail.