ISPs blindsided by 'shelved' Australian piracy code

Australia’s internet service providers have been blindsided by claims from Village Roadshow that a draft industry code for copyright infringement has been ditched after the cost of operating the scheme was found to be too high.

“We reached the conclusion after having an independent audit firm evaluate the cost of sending out the notices, and we concluded that it was too much of an imposition to ask the ISPs, and also from our own point of view, the amount it would cost,” Burke told CNET.

“So we decided not to push it forward.”

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