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[ga] Australian ISPs Reject Calls To Police Their Users

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  • Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 23:45:50 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
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  See: http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/watchdog-presses-isps-to-clamp-down-on-illegal-net-use/2007/08/30/1188067260345.html

  Seems that doing others work for them isn't what Australian
ISP's have in mind.  Good for them.  

  Unfortunately we have seen allot of this do-my-work-for-me
sort of thing here on the GA recently.  ISP's whom are usually
the users primary interface, have far better things to do
than play policeman of their users.  After all, as users
are the primary consumer of the Internet and good business
practice dictates that "The consumer is king" seem to me
anyway that suggesting that ISP's do the LEA's job for them
is not only fought with selective censorship, it sets up
ISP's to perform a primary law enforcment function they have
no professional expertise to carry out adaquately.

  Secondly, given the RIAA's bully tactics and high profile
legal battle losses, it also seems clear that ISP's are getting
the message from users that doing business with the RIAA has
consequences to their bottom line.


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