"If we are to understand the government's move to crack down on online copyright infringement from its now-officially-released discussion paper, the plan is to disproportionately address the symptoms without addressing the underlying causes. Censoring websites and forcing ISPs to police their consumers' internet use seems to be the main thrust of the questions arising from the discussion paper released by Attorney-General George Brandis and Communications Malcolm Turnbull yesterday... For now, it seems like any new legislation brought in will be all about making it harder for customers and ISPs. As one executive remarked to me recently, the government is being very small government when it comes to the copyright industry, and very big government when it comes to consumers and the telecommunications industry."
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Piracy discussion paper focuses on copyright stick not content carrot; Gen Why? via ZDNet, 7/31/14
Josh Taylor, Gen Why? via ZDNet; Piracy discussion paper focuses on copyright stick not content carrot: