“Three Strikes” anti-piracy laws may go ahead.

ISPs on board, Aussie downloaders now on notice.

If you are one of the millions of people in Australia that downloads movies, TV, music or other copyright protected content be warned. The hammer is coming down and if you are caught, it could hurt a great deal.

Rights holders and Internet Service Providers have recently reached an agreement that could see the implementation of a 3 strikes policy that may see offenders’ private details handed over to legal representatives of the rights holders. This will likely result in demands to settle outside of court or a court date that could carry heavy penalties.

ISP’s will be compelled and not held liable for handing over user data if the same user is served with 3 notices of breach by the ISP at the request of the rights holders.

This information is tracked and recorded every time you use your internet connection so this puts any Australian-based user under scrutiny.

Of course, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.

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