Asher Moses reports:
Some of the biggest names in the music business, including Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney, have slammed the record labels’ plans to disconnect from the internet people who are caught repeatedly downloading music illegally.
The artists label the plans backward, illogical, expensive and “extraordinarily negative”.
The movie and music industries have been pushing ISPs to implement this “three-strikes” scheme voluntarily for years but talks have stalled.
In Australia, the film industry is now suing iiNet in an attempt to have the courts force ISPs to do more to prevent illegal downloading over their networks.
Behind the scenes, the content owners have been pressuring the Government to step in and resolve the impasse through legislation.
Read more in The Age.