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.

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