It's not really surprising, but China are about to enter a new era of anti-piracy. The government launched a new campaign yesterday which is not only about creating greater awareness, it will apparently also force ISPs, online storage providers and e-commerce platforms to put their cards on the table in an effort to expose anyone breaking the law.
What this means for the future of online piracy so far is uncertain, does anyone even host servers in China? If they do can they simply just export their server to another region, surely if most torrent or piracy servers are virtual ones this would be even easier to backup and transplant.
As for Australian policy, we all know how close we came to our very own net filter. Perhaps this new Chinese policy will bring the whole debate back to life, with the Federal Government now having an even stronger case to argue. Not only can filtering our internet stop the paedophiles, it can also stop piracy (apparently).
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