I guess it comes down to your motivation, is it legal or moral?ForumAdmin wrote:Let me put it more bluntly.
Why shouldn't Exetel 'null route' a site such as Pirate Bay which exists solely to provide copyright protected material to thieves?
Reading some of the coverage of the iiNet v AFACT case, the following comment would seem to remove any legal motivation (if it is true, but it's on the internet so it must be true):
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/st ... 83,00.html
Since Exetel forwards the infringement notices and blocks access until they are acknowledged, Exetel would seem safe from prosecution (based on my extremely limited layperson's understanding of the law and it's application.Like the US laws, Australian copyright law makes ISPs eligible for the safe harbour provisions if they "adopt and reasonably implement a policy that provides for termination, in appropriate circumstances, of the accounts of repeat infringers".
That leaves moral.
Very few people enjoy having someone else's morals forced upon them.
Personally, although I don't use Pirate Bay, if it was banned I would consider leaving Exetel simply because I believe it is not Exetel's place to decide what I can and cannot do with my net connection. We have enough trouble policing the police.
Of course, Exetel management is free to run their company as they see fit (within legal and regulatory bounds), just like I am free to move my custom elsewhere.