“Since Netflix launched in March, the number of Australians regularly pirating has dropped by a quarter, say consumer advocacy group CHOICE, which conducted the research.”
that what work
and this one that don’t
“The risks of such a regime are many. It is unlikely that the only websites to be blocked will be those sharing pirated material. Inevitably, other websites will be blocked through error and misjudgement. Even the test is vague. Some websites have pirated material but also offer other legitimate services to users. It is not possible to block half a website so the whole thing will be censored.
And there is another problem. A censorship regime simply will not work. Back in August 2010, then shadow communications minister Malcolm Turnbull said of ISP-level website blocking: “It was a really bad idea that could only have come up from people that actually didn’t understand the internet.”
… What Turnbull understood in 2010 was that such a regime could be easily bypassed. At a very low cost, internet users can download a virtual private network. VPNs allow Australians to connect to the internet through another country. A VPN is all that is required of anyone seeking to circumvent the piracy crackdown. Other tools, such as anonymising software, are equally easy to use and require very little technical knowledge.”
just like the UK keep on fail
hit tip Institute of publie Affairs