AUSTRALIA’S largest postal service is to stop shipping piracuted movies and TV shows on its domestic and international mail services.
Key points:The Australian Post has announced it will stop shipping items to customers that are not piratedThe policy will apply to Australian residents for up to five yearsA new policy announced by the US Postal Services (USPS) will see customers charged for items that are shipped by Australian Post if the items are not on the US’s “approved” list.
The USPS is facing a backlash over its policy of allowing customers to buy goods on the same day they are delivered.
The US Postal Commission is reviewing the issue after the US postal service found that the practice has created confusion for consumers.US President Donald Trump said last month that he is willing to change US Postal Policy, which prohibits the sale of pirated goods.
In an announcement last week, the USPS said the policy change will take effect in November.”USPS will no longer accept items shipped by the United States Postal Service if they are not listed on the approved list, unless they are accompanied by a valid receipt or signed by a customer,” the agency said.
“For orders that are on the authorized list, a customer will pay the difference.”
The announcement comes as Congress prepares to debate an overhaul of the US mail system.US senators are expected to debate whether to overhaul the way the federal government delivers mail in the next month.
Under current law, mail is delivered via a postal carrier, who delivers the mail to the address of the recipient.
The recipient receives a receipt from the postal carrier that includes an invoice, which the postal service charges to the customer.
The USPS then pays the postage to the postal system.
Under the new policy, the customer will receive a bill in the mail for the cost of the item, including the shipping cost.
The new policy also allows customers to pick up items at a US Post Office warehouse or online from their local post office, and the USPS will no more charge the customer for delivery of items not listed in the approved listing.US Senator Ron Wyden said he wants Congress to consider overhauling the US shipping system to eliminate the confusion that consumers have had.
“We know the Postal Service has a huge backlog of mail and we want to make sure that we get to that backlog in a cost-effective way,” Senator Wyden told reporters.US Postal Service says it has already started making changes to address the backlog of items being shipped to customers by US Post.
In a statement, the US Post said: “The USPS has a policy that allows for shipping of non-approved items that the Postal Inspector General has determined are not delivered or that have been returned to the sender because of their improper origin.”
The USPS continues to work with the USPS Inspector General to identify the circumstances that have led to the non-delivery of these items and to provide an explanation of the actions taken to prevent such items from being shipped.
“These actions have included: removing items that were returned due to improper origin, issuing refunds for those items that had been returned due, and issuing instructions to customers on how to properly return their items.”US Postal service also said it was reviewing how it handles items sent via US Post Express to determine whether they should be included in the postal backlog.
A spokesperson for US Postal said the Postal Inspection Service has been in touch with the Postal Industry Regulatory Commission (PIRC) about this issue.”PIRC is in contact with the USPIRG and is assessing how to respond to this issue and what steps may be taken,” the spokesperson said.
The Postal Inspection Services said it had been in contact over the past few weeks with the Department of Justice regarding the USPS’s actions.
“In the meantime, we will continue to monitor this issue closely and provide the USPS with a more detailed explanation,” the USPS spokesperson said in a statement.