The , released yesterday by iiNet, also suggests that copyright owners should make their content more readily available online to prevent piracy.
"People are crying out to access the studios' materials, so much so some are prepared to steal it," said iiNet CEO Michael Malone. "A more effective approach would be for the studios to make their content more readily and cheaply available online."
Malone suggests that the film industry and other copyright holders need to work with the ISPs to make content legitimately available. According to iiNet, evidence in the showed one of the most effective ways to reduce piracy is to make the content legally available in a timely fashion, at an affordable price.
"In our opinion one of the most effective ways to reduce piracy is to make the content legally available in a timely fashion, at an attractive price. The Federal Court also recognised the effectiveness of this strategy, with Justice Cowdroy highlighting this in his Judgment, citing supportive comments from the studios and AFACT."
The paper comes on the back of the , in which the ISP successfully defended claims of copyright breaches.