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September 14, 2012 by

Murder, YouTube, and Censorship

The Google YouTube trailer for the “Innocence of Muslims,” has sparked murders and attacks on American embassies throughout the Islamic world. Google has started blocking the video in some counties, but is that enough? Is that too much?

February 10, 2010 by

iiNet case dealt filter a body blow

While a court absolves iiNet from responsibility for what users do with its internet services, Senator Stephen Conroy is exploring yet another way to control what Australians do on the internet. But with the forces of net neutrality seemingly gaining strength, is Conroy's case for filtering losing steam?

September 22, 2009 by

NSW education: Just six laptops lost

Fears that laptops issued to students under the Digital Education Revolution would be "sold at the pub" have proved unfounded, with the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) claiming it has suffered six losses to date.

February 5, 2007 by

Viacom's sledgehammer cracks User-Generated Content too

How could Viacom have trawled through the millions of videos hosted on YouTube, and picked out the ones that infringed their copyright? Well, they didn't. Instead it appears that they simply ran a crude keyword search against any Viacom trademarks or brands -- which has resulted in, potentially, thousands of User-Generated videos being caught in the crossfire.


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