Three strikes rule 'halves' piracy in New Zealand!

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I just posted the article Three strikes rule ‘halves’ piracy in New Zealand!.

The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand claims success with the controversial three strikes legislation.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/three-strikes-rule-halves-piracy-in-new-zealand-62580/](http://www.myce.com/news/three-strikes-rule-halves-piracy-in-new-zealand-62580/)

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#2

And how many have simply switched to VPN’s? Or direct download sites instead of bittorrent?


#3

It wouldn’t surprise me if half the major pirates have changed to other sources such as file lockers and VPN. HTTP traffic is usually excluded from P2P traffic level reports and most using VPNs will dial a server in another country, in which case this traffic is also hidden from P2P reports, as it’s very difficult to tell whether VPN traffic is from a company server or privacy service.


#4

Isn’t the “Recording Industry Association of New Zealand” to do with the music industry? So how does the drop in the allegedly illegal viewing of Movies have to do with the Music Industry. And they say nothing about music.
And isn’t it great to see that a big company can buy the laws they want and then convict and penalise you with excessive fines while denying people there right to be judged by a Judge or Jury in a court of Law court, and wouldn’t they be breaching people’s legal rights and privacy.

Welcome to the “New World Order” where Big Corporations run the Govt.


#5

To date no one down here has received a "3rd strike " letter. The RIANZ and the like want the Gov to drop the ISP charge from $25 to $2 no doubt under the threat of a FTA with the US… If they do drop it down to $2 just wait for the flood gates to be released and every man and his dog will start getting these letters guilt or not. Just like the RIAA with their shotgun approach hoping that some will stick…


#6

paul, you’re from NZ? Did you just say there, what do you mean with the ISP charge? Do ISPs in NZ pay to the music industry?


#7

[QUOTE=darwin03;2645335]

Welcome to the “New World Order” where Big Corporations run the Govt.[/QUOTE]

Apple and Facebook running governments?! (At the moment, the entertainment companies are not the biggest at all, not even the Hollywood ones.)


#8

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2645232]And how many have simply switched to VPN’s? Or direct download sites instead of bittorrent?[/QUOTE]

Probably all of them Kerry! :bigsmile:

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#9

[QUOTE=RexHunt;2645561]paul, you’re from NZ? Did you just say there, what do you mean with the ISP charge? Do ISPs in NZ pay to the music industry?[/QUOTE]

Yes I live in NZ. The ISP charge of $25 is what the RIANZ, MPAA and the like pay to a NZ IPS if they want to find out who has what IP address and their contact details. The ISPs paying nothing to the music industry…


#10

[B]Three strikes rule ‘halves’ piracy in New Zealand![/B]

Doesn’t that just make the Pirates twice as clever?


#11

[QUOTE=olyteddy;2645657]Doesn’t that just make the Pirates twice as clever?[/QUOTE]

If your referring to VPNs then yes. But we also use VPNs for watching the like of Hulu, Netflix etc as the content providers are still in last centuries mindset…