I found the actual doc (doc download) that they sent to the Aussie Gov’t. They are so incredibly unhelpful. According to them:
It is reasonable for ISPs to be placed under an obligation to identify user behaviour that is ‘suspicious’ and indicative of a user engaging in conduct that infringes copyright. Such behaviour may include the illegitimate use by internet users of IP obfuscation tools in combination with high download volumes. The determination of what an ‘illegitimate’ use of such tools is, and the threshold of what would be considered a ‘high’ download volume over a period of time, would need to take into account legitimate explanations in order to avoid false positives and to safeguard the fundamental rights of consumers — such matters would be open to further industry discussion and agreement.
No, that won’t prove to be a problem at all. Gads.
This is what they had to say about other ways to handle the issue.
9 . Are there alternative measures to reduce online copyright infringement that may be more effective?
Yes, alternate measures do exist, however BBC Worldwide is of the view that the measures proposed by the Government strike a balance between ISPs and rights holders. Any alternative measures would be supplementary to the proposed new regime. At a high level, BBC Worldwide considers it important to provide for a toolkit of enforcement measures, to effectively tackle the different types of online copyright infringement.
They just really, really want some people paying fines.
I have often said the the BBC is one of the worst examples of a company that engenders piracy. They do it in so many ways, and then they whine about it happening over and over again - even though people tell them they’re the ones who need to change.
They really don’t want to change, and I think part of that is what it could mean for the TV License. After all, if British viewers got their media at the same time as international viewers, they’d be losing one of the “home team” benefits. I believe (and have for some time) that their “eek! a pirate!” behavior is all about them trying to capitalize on the international market without losing any funding from home.