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Wednesday, 24/6/2015

Porn will be next on Australia's website-blocking agenda

One way or another, you can be sure anti-porn crusaders will push to extend Australia's new anti-piracy laws.

Source: SMH

Optus admits handing user phone numbers to websites

Optus has admitted to handing over its customer's phone numbers to certain third-party websites accessed by the user.

Source: iTnews Australia

Michael Malone joins Seven West Media board

Telecommunications industry veteran Michael Malone has joined the board of media giant Seven West Media as one of three new big-name non-executive directors.

Source: iTnews Australia

NZ ISPs back down on anti-geoblocking support

A tool to watch regionally restricted video content will no longer be offered in New Zealand, ending a lawsuit that could have clarified the legality of such services in the country.

Source: Computerworld

Amaysim issues IPO prospectus to raise $200 million

SIM-only telco Amaysim has lodged a prospectus with ASIC, before an ASX listing that values the company at $317 million.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 23/6/2015

​Amaysim files for IPO to raise AU$207m

Amaysim has lodged paperwork with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission as its first step towards becoming a public company.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus gets federal court approval to acquire Amcom

Vocus' acquisition of Amcom is a step closer to being finalised after the Federal Court of Australia gave approval to the deal.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Site blocking law likened to using a ‘machine gun to shoot rabbits’

Internet Australia has labeled the legislation bringing in new site blocking powers as a measure too extreme, likening it to using a machine gun to shoot rabbits.

Source: iTWire

Google's 60Tbps Pacific cable welcomed with champagne in Japan

With bottles of bubbly and a purification ceremony, a Google-backed undersea cable was given a warm welcome on a beach in Japan last week, a critical step in building the highest capacity data link in the Pacific ever created.

Source: ARN

Optus hit by major outage in NSW

Singtel-Optus landline and mobile customers in New South Wales are experiencing call dropouts and connection problems after a botched network upgrade.

Source: SMH

Court releases Dallas Buyers Club piracy letter

Despite objections from Voltage Pictures that the release of the draft letter to be sent to alleged infringers might impact future cases, Justice Nye Perram has released the letter and telephone script in full.

Source: ZDNet Australia

It's official: Amcom, Vocus overcome last hurdle to merger

Telecommunications providers Amcom and Vocus have stared down the final challenge in their battle to merge into a $1.2 billion telco powerhouse after a judge today approved the pair's scheme of agreement.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 22/6/2015

Labor waves piracy site-blocking Bill through Australian Senate, despite concerns

Labor has ensured the government's website-blocking Bill has passed both houses of the Australian parliament.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Australia passes law to block overseas piracy sites

The Australian Senate today voted through legislation which allows rights holders to apply to a court to block overseas websites facilitating copyright infringement.

Source: iTnews Australia

Copyright legislation: Fears of scope creep for website-blocking regime

A bill designed to limit ISP subscribers' access to overseas-based websites that facilitate piracy will create the architecture of a "second Internet filter" in Australia, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

Source: Computerworld

The problems with Dallas Buyers Club 'settle or face large fines' letters

Lawyers for Dallas Buyers Club LLC were back in court last week, as part of the continuation of their pursuit of Australians who they allege have downloaded the Dallas Buyers Club movie illicitly. The proceedings concerned the letter that the lawyers acting for the film's producer Voltage Pictures want to send to the 4726 customers who have been identified by their respective internet service providers.

Source: SMH

UK's NBN model falls short on advertised speeds

Only 3 percent of fibre-to-the-cabinet users in the UK can get the average download speed advertised on the service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 19/6/2015

Telstra to kill off dial-up

Telstra will retire its dial-up internet plans and migrate the last of its remaining customers by December this year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Letter sets out Dallas Buyers Club demands

Despite an attempt by lawyers representing Dallas Buyers Club LLC to keep them confidential, a draft letter and telephone script reveals how the owner of 2013 movie Dallas Buyers Club intends to push for alleged pirates to settle with the company.

Source: Computerworld

Prime Minister Tony Abbott makes NBN speed promise his government can't keep

Prime Minister Tony Abbott guaranteed all Australians 50 megabits per second speeds by the end of the decade on Thursday. There's just one problem - it's not going to be possible.

Source: SMH


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