2 comments on “Data Retention a boon for Copyright Trolls
  1. Internet piracy has absolutely nothing to do with the national security of Australia. Fact is going after piracy would be a breach of the current proposed law due to its reliance on the content, not the metadata to prove the copyright infringement even took place.

    • Jon Lawrence says:

      It certainly doesn’t have anything to do with national security. Going after copyright infringement does not require access to the content of communications – they already know the IP addresses from which infringement has been occurring, and with access to subscriber IP address information (metadata, not content), they can then try to match that address with a person.

      That’s why this law will make it easier for copyright trolls like Dallas Buyers Club.

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