The plan to force ISPs to crack down on piracy in South Africa

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The plan to force ISPs to crack down on piracy in South Africa

The South African government plans to introduce legislation that places responsibilities on Internet service providers (ISPs) to help fight copyright infringement online.

These plans were revealed in a draft white paper which was published by Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on 9 October in the Government Gazette.
 

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Signal piracy? That's a completely different field to ISPs and piracy though.
That's why it was worded "The white paper also proposed that the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act be amended to strengthen protection against signal piracy."
To make it clear it's a different field.
 

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Police do not investigate house break-ins, theft, stolen cars or hijackings to name just some of the many things they simply just take statements of in order to issue a case number for insurance.
Where are they going to be interested in 100 000 000 000 cases of piracy a day? This is very much hilarious to me.

I'd guess that 70%+ of the country is not interested in local content enough to "pirate" it. You're not exactly going to find Sokkie Jol 2020 DVD on Pirate bay.
 

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“Piracy is damaging the South African creative industries and the economic contribution of sport events. Steps need to be taken to protect South African content and intellectual property rightsholders,” the paper said.

“Service providers, producers and performers in developing countries are harmed the most by piracy as they don’t have the economies of scale of international providers or distributors and are heavily reliant on the revenue generated by sale and the exploitation of their intellectual property rights.”

What garbage.

There is almost no pirate viewing of sports events (anecdotal study I did from hearsay on myBB, but still...)

And more importantly, there is almost zero SA (and content from developing countries) content on any of the dubious streaming platforms and equally little on the high seas. (I've searched.)

This ****ing retarded ****ing wench should jump up inside her own arsehole already.
 

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It does set the foundation for the great firewall of South Africa. Its easier for a government to disguise curbing of freedoms through legitimate reasons such as illegal content, pornography... were the public will highly like approve but once the necessary technologies are in, hitting the switch to kill access to Social Media, News Sites, International Media Platform and Services, is a matter of a minor policy tweak by a majority ANC government whose dirty laundry continues to leak by the minute...
 

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They have more and wetter brain farts, than my stomach after a really bad curry!
However it could well be..^^ as RVQ says.
 

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Piracy is damaging the South African creative industries and the economic contribution of sport events. Steps need to be taken to protect South African content and intellectual property rightsholders,” the paper said.
What South African sport events are being pirated?
Has the SABC been broadcasting Supersport content without paying for it?

It sounds a lot like MonoChoice wrote the paper, or maybe #ProblemIsStella lifted this codswallop from some MonoChoice propaganda.
 

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The plan to force ISPs to crack down on piracy in South Africa

The South African government plans to introduce legislation that places responsibilities on Internet service providers (ISPs) to help fight copyright infringement online.

These plans were revealed in a draft white paper which was published by Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on 9 October in the Government Gazette.
cause its actual work to fix:

ANC
Government
Country
Rape
Looting
Crime
Corruption
SAA
Eskom
and so on.
 

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good luck jack,

piracy is forever, nobody watches your nonsense SABC anyway,

I'll start worrying if SA (secretly) gets put on a national firewall that blocks all traffic.
people here say its impossible, id like to believe that, but unfortunately telecom companies been in bed with the Governments for decades.
 
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