Tuesday, January 13, 2009

ISPs tread risky path with new rules on piracy

From the New Zealand Herald:
"Internet service providers are struggling to deal with a new law requiring them to axe the internet connections of customers who "repeatedly" access pirated material.

Section 92A of the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act, passed last year, takes effect on February 28.

It says ISPs will have to "reasonably implement" a policy to disconnect "in appropriate circumstances" the internet services of users who have repeatedly downloaded or uploaded infringing music, movies, games or other copyright material."

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