Australian Internet providers to handover data to combat video piracy

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Video piracy in Australia is a big problem. Now the country can retaliate with substantial fines.  CCTV’s Greg Navarro filed this report from Sydney and says some consumer groups say the crackdown ignores the real problem.

Australian Internet providers to handover data to combat video piracy

Australian Internet providers to handover data to combat video piracy

Video piracy in Australia is a big problem. Now the country can retaliate with substantial fines. CCTV's Greg Navarro filed this report from Sydney and says some consumer groups say the crackdown ignores the real problem.

Highlights:

  • This week  a federal court sided with the movie’s copyright holder ordering reluctant internet service providers to handover the personal details of suspected video pirates.
  • Australia has one of the highest video piracy rates in the world, fueled by complaints of high costs and lack of content.
  • The federal government has launched a crackdown on piracy. It’s considering a plan created by the industry to give suspected offenders three warnings before allowing copyright holders to pursue court action.