Hit fixed-lines only: Telstra

Original article by Mitchell Bingemann
The Australian – Page: 19 : 4-Sep-14

Telstra has lodged its submission to the Australian Government’s review of copyright infringement laws. The group argues that new requirements to warn off subscribers if they are caught illegally downloading content should apply to fixed-line services only, not to mobile ones. It also wants an exemption for business customers, claiming this will reduce the complexity of the new measures. Telstra seeks indemnity against any legal action by rights holders, and a contribution by them to the cost of the new scheme

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Metadata to be defined under planned new data retention laws

Original article by Ben Grubb
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: 5 : 28-Aug-14

Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has conceded that the definition of "metadata" is currently too ambitious and vague. He has pledged that new legislation to force telcos and ISPs into storing the information for as long as two years, in order to aid anti-terrorism investigations, will now contain clear details on what types of data are covered. An internal discussion paper has already excluded unified resource locators and destination internet protocol addresses

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