Attorney General George Brandis is again making noises about cracking down on Internet piracy. He wants ISPs to be policemen. He is barking up the wrong tree.
A new lobby group called ’Our Fair Deal Coalition’ has called on governments involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations to reject copyright proposals that would limit the open Internet, access to knowledge, and curtail economic opportunity.
Wikileaks has leaked a draft of the IP chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, confirming the Australian government is backing a reinforcement of geoblocking and will also be opposing moves to make ISPs not responsible for what their users do.