In Australia, there’s been an uproar about ISPs meeting with anti-piracy advocates behind closed doors to negotiate a way to cut down on piracy. First leaks indicate the talks are not going so well. There’s a massive gap between the goals of the ISPs and the goals of the entertainment companies.
“I understand that it is not very exciting if a bunch of boring businessmen continue to meet and get nowhere – compared to the idea that some super secret cabal is conspiring to turn the goodies to the Dark Side, so that Australian consumers are sold into economic slavery controlled by the faceless henchmen of Hollywood,” said iiNet chief regulatory officer Steve Dalby.
“[...]the gap between the parties is considerable and unlikely to close[...]”