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14. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2012, 17:53 Creston
 
aesir05 wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 04:19:
iiNet is one of the top ISPs in OZ and they are more like tech geeks than soulless corporates.

US folks don't realise that people down here pay more for content and wait longer for it to be released than the US.
Back a few decades it would've made sense when things needed to be moved physically since OZ is far, far away.

Nowadays there is no reason why hardware or software should be 'delayed' or priced with a premium on top in Australia.

Of course there's a reason: Because they can!

You see, they sell shit for cheap in China, so they have to recoup those losses somewhere. That somewhere being, well... I think they pick at random.

Government blessed monopolies. Ain't it grand?

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13. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2012, 15:52 TurdFergasun
 
You're expecting a government which rules only by the grace of large corporations to do anything different?  
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12. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2012, 10:57 Creston
 
You go government! That will show those evil investment bankers not to cheat! A 5 million dollar fine on a deal they made 200+ million dollars on will REALLY teach them!

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Creston
 
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11. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2012, 07:55 nin
 
Prez wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 04:36:
US folks don't realise that people down here pay more for content and wait longer for it to be released than the US.
Back a few decades it would've made sense when things needed to be moved physically since OZ is far, far away.

Most of us here do because we have our Aussie friends telling us about it often.


No doubt. They seem to get screwed on steam prices all the time.

 
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10. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2012, 04:58 Jivaro
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 04:44:
And 10 years for snagging a few pics? Come the fuck on. That's just insane.

"...posted revealing photos and other material on the Internet"

If all he did was steal the pics he probably wouldn't have gotten 10 years. Just saying, he didn't just hack their phones and whack off to some pics. He hacked their phones, stole their pics and info, and then broadcast it across the net. Ten years is just fine.
 
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9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2012, 04:44 Cutter
 
About time we see an ISP that gets it.

And 10 years for snagging a few pics? Come the fuck on. That's just insane.
 
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8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2012, 04:36 Prez
 
US folks don't realise that people down here pay more for content and wait longer for it to be released than the US.
Back a few decades it would've made sense when things needed to be moved physically since OZ is far, far away.

Most of us here do because we have our Aussie friends telling us about it often.
 
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7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2012, 04:19 aesir05
 
iiNet is one of the top ISPs in OZ and they are more like tech geeks than soulless corporates.

US folks don't realise that people down here pay more for content and wait longer for it to be released than the US.
Back a few decades it would've made sense when things needed to be moved physically since OZ is far, far away.

Nowadays there is no reason why hardware or software should be 'delayed' or priced with a premium on top in Australia.
 
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6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2012, 00:47 Orphic Resonance
 
who cares? since they are down under

i wonder what the world would be like if chick-fil-a was run by gay people
 
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5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2012, 00:14 Prez
 
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 17, 2012, 22:54:
I wonder how long an ISP with that kind of 'fuck you' attitude towards the entertainment industry would last in the US?

With our bought-and-paid-for legal system? No one who wanted to remain in business would even try.
 
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4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 17, 2012, 22:54 Wallshadows
 
I wonder how long an ISP with that kind of 'fuck you' attitude towards the entertainment industry would last in the US?  
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3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 17, 2012, 21:34 jdreyer
 
Key quote from the article:

Dalby is clear – the industry’s problems are being driven by the mechanics of their own business model. If piracy is to be reduced then work has to be done to bring timely and reasonably-priced content to online consumers. iiNet, he says, is still happy to work with the industry to make that happen.
 
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2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 17, 2012, 20:35 Shok
 
Yeah, sounds like at least one ISP understands the situation...or reads Mike Masnick's blogs at Techdirt

EDIT: LOL, and Mike already has a post up about this
 
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1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 17, 2012, 20:10 nin
 
iiNet, the ISP that was sued by Hollywood after refusing to help chase down alleged infringers, said that it can’t make any progress with righthsolders if they don’t make their content freely available at a reasonable price. The ISP adds that holding extra data on customers’ habits is inappropriate and not their responsibility.

Whoa, I love these guys!

 
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