August 22, 2001

Excite@Home Australia snoops on user downloads

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet UK: "Excite@Home Australia users are up in arms over the telco's random
raids on their broadband accounts in search of pirate activity, with
many saying it's an invasion of their privacy.

The ISP informed users of its Optus@Home broadband service that it
would terminate customer accounts found to be downloading pirate
software or copyright material."


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