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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#684 Australian Government agency: consumers not breaching copyright by circumventing with VPN
Australian consumers should be able to legally circumvent geoblocking restrictions that prevent them from using foreign online streaming services like US Netflix, according to the Productivity Commission.

In a draft report that urges a major overhaul of intellectual property laws, the commission found that geoblocking technology is "pervasive" and means Australians are offered a lower level of digital services at a higher price.

The report concluded that Australian consumers should be able to access overseas streaming services like Netflix without the fear of infringing copyright laws, and that the answer to piracy is not "big brother enforcement".
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