Telstra to team up with ISPs in battle with Hollywood studios

Telstra is attempting to team up with its rivals to fend off Hollywood’s latest attempt to make ISPs increase sanctions against customers suspected of pirating their content online.Anti-piracy group, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), last week sent letters to a number of large ISPs, including Telstra, requesting that they enter negotiations to toughen penalties against online pirates or face unspecified action.To read this report in The Australian in full, see: see:ISPs should pay copyright costs: AFACT
The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has said that New Zealand’s decision to impose a NZ$25 charge on rights holders who want internet service providers to process user copyright infringement notices is not the ideal answer to tackling the copyright problems.In April, New Zealand passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Bill, which allows copyright owners to send evidence of alleged infringements to internet service providers (ISPs), who will then send up to three infringement notices to the account holder.

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