Australia remembers British convictism, asks for help dealing with filesharers

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Australia has found inspiration in their rich history, where Britain sent convicts over to the Southern land in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and asked the motherland just what to do with those naughty filesharers.

Yes, even people in Australia are downloading music and movies illegally, and they want to take action against these ‘criminals’ and force ISPs to abandon their customers who’re found downloading copyrighted material. Last year 2.8 million Australians downloaded…

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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails urges Australian fans to pirate his CDs

Katherine Hannaford Digital Music

trent-reznor.jpgAngry-man there, Trent Reznor, from Nine Inch Nails (and that brilliant duet with, cough, David Bowie), can be officially renamed as Piratey-man. Yes, Piratey-man. I’m sure his HARDCORE SCREAMINESS would appreciate the new nickname. Following on from his outburst in China last week where he urged Chinese fans to download his music for free, he’s taken his pro-piracy attack to the sunny beaches Down Under.

During a concert in Australia, he spoke out against Universal Music Australia who are pricing his latest album at $30. “Has the price come down? [crowd: no] Well you know what that means. Steal it. Steal away. Steal, steal and steal some…

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