NEWS.com.au | US tightens net copyright (January 28, 2003). No doubt Australian pollies will ask how high Australia should jump this time, please sir?
This is a bad thing for all aussie net users; since it forces ISPs into an ever-nastier corner. The ISP is being set up as a scapegoat for many things it can't control. Sure, they can block every single port you can think of. But that's like closing the phone exchange because someone might commit a crime involving the phone. Sure, if you can't call anyone at all you can't do anything wrong. But it means you don't have a phone anymore.