ACTA: Three strikes copyright talks spark Australian fear online

The Australian Government is sparking fear and loathing online as it negotiates a global treaty on copyright which could see internet users disconnected after three illegal download complaints.The ‘three strikes and you’re offline’ policy is part of a proposed international treaty on intellectual property and Australia is part of negotiations.Depending on what you read about it, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is either a campaign against internet users and service providers, or a much-needed response to massive fraud and theft online of copyright material.

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