That will come as a shock to iiNet and its staff, who presumably thought they were in the carriage service business, not automobiles, and possibly to the many people who now discover they been killed by filesharing. Or maybe Burke meant filesharing of car movies … actually come to think of it, anyone pirating the Fast and Furious movies probably does deserve jail time. Although we didn’t mind Drive, either the Ryan Gosling one or the original one from the '70s, especially the bit where Ryan O'Neal trashes the Merc. ANYWAY. What caught our eye was Burke’s claims, as rendered by the good folk of CNet, that graduated response schemes (i.e. three strikes and you’re cut off the internet) had worked:
"iiNet are selling a car which happens to kill people on the roads, so they should be paying towards that. It's the car that's faulty. In this instance it's the fault of the car, not the driver."
"He cited similar initiatives in France and the "gold standard" of Korea, where he said the industry went from 'literally facing extinction' to a 77 percent reduction in piracy and a 1,300 percent increase in legal digital downloads following the introduction of three strikes."