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Friday, September 19, 2008

Copyright Act Unworkable

As a consultant and in several ways a small time ISP the recent "Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act" has created a mine field for me, and many other IT Professionals as ISP's and also in business, universities, schools, and even homes.

In an unprecedented move many of the separate ICT groups in the country have come out with a joint press release slamming this act.

s92A includes:

"An Internet service provider must adopt and reasonably implement a policy that provides for termination, in appropriate circumstances, of the account with that Internet service provider of a repeat infringer."

So even as a parent (and I am more ICT savvy than most) I am required to implement a policy to stop my "clients" (family) from using the Internet if they repeat infringe. How many parents of teenagers will this potentially impact on.

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