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Sunday, 12/4/2015

Dallas Buyers Club judgment: Trans-Pacific Partnership could be worse news for online pirates

A trade pact being negotiated in secret may create new criminal sanctions for illicit downloading of films and TV shows, ratcheting up the pressure on online pirates following a legal battle over Hollywood blockbuster Dallas Buyers Club.

Source: SMH

Net users against pirate site blocking and VPN interest soars

Australian tech savvy users are against the blocking of websites that enable the downloading of pirated content and interest in virtual private networks (VPNs) has soared in the wake of the victory of the makers of the Dallas Buyers Club movie in the Australian Federal Court last week.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 10/4/2015

Telstra, NBN Co resolve $200m pricing fight

Telstra and NBN Co have settled a pricing dispute worth $200 million out of court after pulling out of scheduled court hearings this week.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra and NBN Co resolve $200 million dispute

A disagreement over interpretation of the $11 billion agreement between NBN Co and Telstra that spilled into court has been resolved.

Source: Computerworld

Vodafone pushes Stan with free trial offers

Vodafone is offering most of its Red customers a free trial subscription to the Stan video streaming service.

Source: iTWire

NZ ISP folds on rights holder threats over global mode

A small New Zealand ISP has stopped offering 'global mode' access to geoblocked services, despite believing the practice to be within NZ law due to legal threats from content owners.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co, Telstra try to settle $200m CPI fight out of court

NBN Co and Telstra are attempting to resolve a disagreement over how much NBN Co should pay for access to Telstra’s pits, pipes, ducts and exchanges out of court.

Source: iTnews Australia

Netflix happy to pay GST

Netflix executives say they will happily add GST to the cost of their service - if the federal government makes it legal.

Source: Computerworld

Vodafone gives Red customers three-months free Stan subscription

Vodafone will now offer a free three-month subscription to customers on a Vodafone Red plan.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 9/4/2015

NBN Co and Telstra to return to court

NBN Co and Telstra are this morning due to appear before the NSW Court of Appeal.

Source: Computerworld

Dallas Buyers Club wants to shut down Aussie pirates' internet connections

The US company behind the Oscar-winning film Dallas Buyers Club has indicated it could push to have the internet connections of Australian alleged pirates shut down.

Source: SMH

Anti-piracy laws a step closer

A draft of a new Copyright Code, rushed through in through months, has been completed. But the key issue of who will pay for it remains unresolved.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 8/4/2015

Dallas Buyers Club reveals plans for Aussie pirates

The owners of the Dallas Buyers Club film say they will not necessarily pursue financial compensation from small-scale infringers who downloaded the film without paying.

Source: iTnews Australia

Piracy code lodged with Australian regulator

A code that will see Australians sent warning notices for alleged infringement of TV shows, films, and music online has been lodged with the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Data retention: Inquiry into accessing of journos' data scrapped

An inquiry instigated after concerns were raised about the impact on the media of data retention legislation and law enforcement agencies’ access to journalists’ telecommunications data has formally been scrapped.

Source: Computerworld

Telcos reveal new piracy code

Australia's telecommunications industry has scrapped a proposed $25 fee on internet users who challenge copyright infringement notices from a revised anti-piracy code submitted to the communications regulator today.

Source: iTnews Australia

Who pays left out of ISP anti-piracy code

Telco industry body Communications Alliance has unveiled its ‘three strikes’ industry code for Internet service providers, submitting the code for registration by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Source: Computerworld

Dallas Buyers Club court decision could spur legal shake downs: ACCAN

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network is concerned the Dallas Buyers Club court win could spur legal shake downs of Australians through speculative invoicing.

Source: ARN

Dallas Buyers Club ruling 'unlikely to deter pirates'

A technology journalist says pirates are unlikely to be deterred by the Federal Court ordering ISPs to supply the names of people accused of illegally downloading Dallas Buyers Club.

Source: ABC News

Tuesday, 7/4/2015

​Vocus installs 'world's largest' fibre optic cable

Vocus Communications is laying its new 1,728 fibre-count optic cable in South Sydney, after trialling smaller formats of the cable for the past three years.

Source: ZDNet Australia


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