AFACT engaged in shady practices?

Summary:All around the world Hollywood is influencing politics and law enforcement, mainly through local anti-piracy groups. Aside from lobbying, they also employ private investigators to track down and bust copyright infringers. Today, one of them spills the beans.

A private investigator who formerly worked for the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has claimed that the group boosted its statistics, courted the police and used the media to make piracy seem like a bigger deal than it is. If the PI's claims are true, this begs the question: is it OK to use unethical behaviour to catch unethical people?

Topics: Piracy, Government : AU, Security

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A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.

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