Tuesday May 24, 2016

Australia Officially Abandons Three Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

Australia has abandoned its three strikes anti-piracy scheme. It's not because the plan didn't work (it didn't). It's not because they couldn't catch pirates (they couldn't). In the end, the plan failed because no one could figure who was going to pay for the plan.

After indications earlier this year that copyright holders and ISPs were having serious problems reaching agreement on who will pay for the three-strikes anti-piracy regime, the project has now officially been canned. In a letter to the Australian Media and Communications Authority, the Communications Alliance and rightsholders have confirmed its demise.