5 June 2012: Despite concerns that the talks will fall over, the Australian Government will hold another set of piracy meetings with internet service providers (ISPs), content owners and consumer groups on Thursday, ZDNet reports. The meetings have been ongoing since September last year, held in the hopes of finding a way to stop users from downloading copyright-infringing material.
These talks have previously excluded consumer groups, which the government said at the time were not ready to be brought in on the closed-door meetings. Telstra, Optus and iiNet, as well as rights-holder lobby groups the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) and the Australian Content Industry Group, have been among the attendants of previous sessions. Several Freedom of Information (FOI) requests by journalists and interested parties were unable to reveal the minutes of the meetings, nor information on who has attended the meetings held so far.
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