Meta data and its lies
Apart from the fact that meta data and data are the same, there are weasel words all over this.
>defined as starting when that user logs onto their internet service via an access network, such ADSL, and finishing when that user logs off from that network
"Users" haven't logged into networks since modems were in use, and even then it was normally automated. Routers log into networks and not that often. I take it this is the MPAA's request.
Then we get into what a "network" is and what an "internet service" is. It could pretty much mean anything.
>The FAQ also attempts to make it clear that carriers won't be required to record the content their users access
Unless they do, such as for (multiple) emails where interesting data may not be in the source and destination IPs. So the ISP's don't have to record all the content, but they do have to be able to scan content such as email. That won't be costly will it? I wonder if they will have to include the ability to vector off all the content to some government network. No actually, I don't wonder that at all. It doesn't really matter. This will just be stage one. Once the principle of monitoring everything is in place and the kit is in place, its just a matter of time and capacity until everything is recorded and may be used against you in a court of law.
Note to Oz.gov, you're supposed to bury bad news during a busy news period, preferably involving great angst. Don't try to bury it during an ultra-quiet news period. P.S. I despise you.