Australian telcos argue costs of compliance and workarounds process in piracy website blocking

Internet service providers (ISPs) Telstra, Optus, M2, and TPG have argued that they should not have to bear the costs of compliance in implementing website blocks in their case against Australian pay TV provider Foxtel and media company Roadshow Films.Under recently passed piracy website-blocking legislation, Roadshow is seeking to block video-streaming site Solarmovie, while Foxtel is taking issue with four torrenting websites involving 61 domain names — The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, isoHunt, and TorrentHound — through an Australian Federal Court order.

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