[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/[/newsimage]Five of the biggest Australian ISPs are fed up with piracy and file-sharing and are attempting to weed it out by combining their efforts and proposing a "warning scheme." This isn't your run of the mill proposal either, and it isn't one of those three-strike warning programs that usually just ends in a disconnection of internet service to the offending individual. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/australian-isps-propose-notice-scheme-for-illegal-file-sharers-55060/](http://www.myce.com/news/australian-isps-propose-notice-scheme-for-illegal-file-sharers-55060/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Internode, Optus, iiNet, iPriums, and Telstra Bigpond & AAPT, Ericsson Australia.
Unfortunately, I’m with Internode. After some recent annoyances (Internode is the only ISP increasing prices, when all other ISP’s are increasing quota’s and dropping prices, and existing “out-of-contract” customers are being forced to the new more-expensive plans) from Internode, it’s probably time to move on.
Methinks they’re spending too much time/money playing politics with the big boys, and spending too little on their services.
The former 4 of the 5 above are the “big” ISP’s, which are basically for stupid people that think those mob are doing them a favour by combining their Land-Line phone service with an ADSL/2/2+ service, but it’s all overpriced.
Now that Internode is playing politics, I think it’s time to move on.
I’d prefer my ISP to be a dumb-pipe for data - what next? Filtering/throttling/lawsuits?
The title is misleading - this isn’t a notice scheme - this is a proposal for ISP’s to actively police the web, monitoring their users traffic & then reporting any potential violations they find for litigation.
Down with them all.