How to find out if a proxy is an ‘internet proxy’
Posted On June 20, 2021
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The Pirate Bay, the infamous torrent site that has been used to distribute pirated films, music, software and games, has come under fire from the Federal Government for its controversial tactics.
The Federal Government’s draft anti-piracy bill was tabled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last week.
It would see ISPs block access to pirate sites, including piratebases.
It would also outlaw “commercial use” of proxy services.
In response to the draft bill, a number of ISPs, including iiNet, Telstra, Optus, and Optus-owned iiNet (ASX: OZ), said they supported it.
They argued that the draft legislation was “not the solution” to copyright infringement.
However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it was “premature” to recommend blocking proxies.
“The draft draft legislation contains numerous provisions that could be used to impose liability on ISPs and their network operators for their actions,” it said.
This article originally appeared on The Conversation.
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