Saturday, 7 July 2012
Indonesian ISPs volunteer to police the web
Here's a twist on the usual role of Internet Service Providers being 'forced' to block access to pirate sites on their networks, or participate in 'three strikes' policies and/or police content. In Indonesia, the Indonesian Internet service providers (ISPs) are considering blocking users from accessing sites to download pirated music, but have yet to determine a timeline on when such measures will be introduced. Semeul Pangerapa, vice chairman of the Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association (APJII) told the Jakarta Post that the move will protect the local music business industry and help local ISPs expand their legal music download business.