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  • New anti-piracy laws to target search engines

    The government wants to significantly expand the scope of laws that currently allow copyright owners and licensees to seek court orders forcing Australian Internet service providers (ISPs) to block their customers from accessing sites that facilitate online piracy.

    Written by Rohan Pearce18 Oct. 18 09:27
  • Productivity Commission calls for IP reform

    ​The Productivity Commission has called for a reform to “draconian” and “big brother-type” intellectual property laws in a new wide-ranging draft report.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner29 April 16 15:33
  • EFA urges trade ministers not to sign final TPP agreement

    Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) is urging trade ministers not to sign the final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The signing is due to take place on February 4 in New Zealand.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett01 Feb. 16 16:26
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  • Google Books legal epic moves to appeals court

    After almost a decade of litigation, Google scored a victory last week over the Authors Guild, which had sued the company for copyright infringement over its Google Books search engine. But a few important chapters in the legal saga have yet to be written.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez19 Nov. 13 00:07
  • The Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde: 'They can't take my soul'

    We are standing in a parking lot in the city of Malmö, southern Sweden, one of the many places Peter Sunde now calls home. The sky above us is grey, as usual at this time of year. Just as the parking meter spits out our ticket, a young man driving much too fast on a motorcycle roars up behind us. He is followed by a police car, sirens blaring and blue lights flashing.

    Written by Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson19 Feb. 13 05:02
  • What Obama's re-election may mean for technology

    The US presidential election result leaves President Barack Obama in the White House and maintains the balance of power in Congress. In many longstanding technology debates, policy experts see little movement forward, although lawmakers may look for compromises on a handful of issues.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Nov. 12 19:06
  • Reports: DOJ turns up the heat on Google's book deal

    The U.S. Department of Justice has stepped up its review of a deal that would settle a lawsuit publishers and authors filed against Google over the latter's book search engine, according to published reports.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez11 June 09 04:01