Australian ISPs force rewrite of law

Internet lobbyists have forestalled a law that could turn internet service providers into online sheriffs.The federal government has substantially rewritten a bill intended to protect computer networks before its tabling in parliament by Attorney-General Robert McClelland.Electronic Frontiers Australia spokesman Geordie Guy said it was unclear if the draft Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill was an “attempt to sneak through” a wholesale expansion of intercepts of private emails and file-sharing or merely a badly drafted bill.
http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,26137600-15306,00.html

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