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Australia consider 3 strike rule

February 19, 2008

The Australian Government is considering a three-strikes policy against computer users who download illegally. The Government will examine new legislative proposals being unveiled in Britain this week to target people who download films and music illegally.

Under the three-strikes policy, a warning would be first issued to offenders who illegally share files using peer-to-peer technology to access music, TV shows and movies free of charge. The second strike would lead to the offender’s internet access being suspended; the third would cancel the offender’s internet access.

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