Piracy Policy Fail
The government has just released its “discussion paper” outlying its proposals to tackle online copyright infringement.
The bad news for consumers is that only gives lip service to how more accessible and competitively priced content will help reduce piracy in Australia.
The proposals focus instead on making your internet service provider responsible for cracking down on piracy, and implementing an anti-piracy internet filter.
Online copyright infringement is a real concern that must be addressed. However, better access and more competitive prices are important parts of the solution. And with your help, we won’t let the government forget this.
Have your say
We need you to send us your frustrating stories of when you’ve been unable to access the online content you wanted in a timely, affordable and flexible manner.
We want to know of specific examples when:
- you couldn’t get your favourite TV show/movie/music/book/game in Australia
- you couldn’t watch or play something you bought on the device you wanted
- you could buy what you wanted, but you paid more than people in other countries
We will include this information in our public submission to the Government but all names and personal details will remain private.