Australian government's futile plan to 'stop the bytes' by Mark Gregory
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 26/06/2014 12:56
So you're being ripped off, robbed blind and treated like an idiot? So what!
New government legislation will add about $100 million a year to the cost of providing broadband in Australia and this may mean that your annual internet bill could rise by about 5 per cent.
The cost to Australian business will be substantial. Telcos will be given the onerous task of 'stopping the bytes': identifying pirates and additional compliance costs. The rest of Australian business will have to bear the cost of monitoring corporate networks to prevent illegal file-sharing, and public Wi-Fi providers could be fined if their service is used for illegal file-sharing.