Law firm proposes piracy dispute resolution process | The Australian

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TELCOS and copyright holders have shown strong interest in a low-cost extrajudicial online piracy dispute resolution scheme devised by a prominent intellectual property law firm. Maddocks ICT practice head Robert Gregory, who is promoting the system, said he was in discussions with parties on all sides of disputes that typically arose over online piracy. “From my conversations with a range of interested parties — including representatives of copyright owners, carriers and internet service providers, and end-users at the consumer level — there appears to be substantial interest in the concept of a low-cost, independent and efficient online dispute resolution mechanism,” Mr Gregory said.

The scheme is modelled on the trademark and domain name dispute resolution system used by .au country code regulator, auDA. It involves establishing a non-profit entity similar to auDA that ISPs could join voluntarily, or be required by law to join.

via Law firm proposes piracy dispute resolution process: an independent, low-cost system is under discussion | The Australian.

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“The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors’ works have survived even in part.” – Richard Stallman

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