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Three strikes and pirates are out, local video streaming and jetpacks take off, in Girt by CNET podcast 17

On this week's show, we talk about the new three strikes policy to fight piracy, more options for video streaming in Australia and give a New Zealand-based jetpack company a look-in.

Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull demanded and the content industry has provided: late last Friday the Comms Alliance revealed the draft policy from rights holders and service providers on how to tackle so-called illegal downloads.

In a move that will surprise no one, the policy proposes a 'three strikes' style of infringement notifications, but it's what might be possible after the third strike that has a few eyebrows raised.

Meanwhile, the countdown is on until Netflix flips the switch on its Aussie offering, and existing video streaming services are getting ready. This week we saw Vodafone and Stan partner up, as well as Presto finding its way on to smartphones.

Still waiting for your jetpack? Well, thanks to Martin Aircraft in New Zealand, that wait isn't as long as you might think. The company IPOed this week, and thinks it might even have the product out to emergency services by Q3 2016.

Finally, we check in on the early leaks from Mobile World Congress 2015 -- hope you like wearables!

Girt by CNET podcast 17


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