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April 2, 2008 By SlavaNap


SlavaNap is a file-sharing server application (not a client) for Napster-compatible file-sharing clients. It has a nice interface,...

January 24, 2012 by

Cloud services in retreat after MegaUpload strike

The FBI and the American media industry bodies must be feeling good about their attack on the MegaUpload file-sharing site and the arrest in New Zealand of Kim 'Dotcom' Schmitz. The action has prompted a string of rival file-sharing and "cyberlocker" sites to restrict or close down their services.

December 5, 2011 by

How much control does AFACT have?

As the epic High Court legal battle between iiNet and the film studios wrapped up, the theme of the three-day trial was clear: it is a matter of choice versus control; iiNet's and AFACT's.

January 25, 2013 By Soundtooth

Soundtooth for PC

Soundtooth's proprietary software provides fast, easy access to unlimited music found around the world from legal public broadcast...

December 1, 2011

Cliff diving for iPhones

Join us once again for another episode of Technolatte, where court wins aren't always glorious, pirates don't always have eye patches and hackers aren't always evil.

November 29, 2011 by

iiNet vs. AFACT: the road to High Court

Today marks the beginning of the end for the landmark copyright infringement battle between iiNet and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT). ZDNet Australia looks back into the three-year history of the case.

September 13, 2011 by

US colleges hit with Aussie author suit

Prominent authors from Australia and the US have today launched a copyright lawsuit against five prominent US colleges and a joint digital book archive that plans to distribute the plaintiff's books for free and allegedly in breach of author copyrights.

February 7, 2010

iiNet: The whys and what nows

Last week the Federal Court ruled that internet service providers are not responsible for copyright violation by their customers. This is an important decision not just for iiNet, which spent around $4 million defending the case, but for all ISPs in Australia and, indeed, globally.

February 3, 2010 by

Why the court ruled for iiNet

Justice Cowdroy today handed iiNet a sound victory in the Australian ISP's long-running battle against a coalition of film and television studios, finding that iiNet did not authorise copyright infringement carried out by its customers.

February 3, 2010 by

EFA, Pirate Party: iiNet win 'common sense'

The Pirate Party Australia has welcomed iiNet's internet piracy victory over a coalition of film and TV studios, describing it as "a victory for common sense", while civil liberties group Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) said sanity had prevailed.

November 16, 2009 by

The war on file sharing hits Australia

Cover the windows, stay indoors and bunker down — the war on file sharing has reached Australian shores. Copyright owners have a fair claim to their content, but is it fair to saddle ISPs with the responsibility of policing their users? And should copyright enforcers be able to steal our privacy?

October 12, 2009 by

Kazaa witness takes iiTrial stand

Nigel Carson, a computer forensics investigator and a key witness in the 2004 Kazaa case, was called to the witness box today by iiNet's legal team to answer questions on whether an IP address was enough to identify a movie pirate.

July 27, 2009 by

Judge nixes fair use defense in Tennenbaum filesharing case

In a last-minute knockout punch, delivered just hours before the latest high-profile RIAA case was scheduled to start, Judge Nancy Gertner denied a fair use defense to Joel Tenenbaum, Ars Technica reports.Tenenbaum had sought to present his fair use theory to the jury but the judge took the issue away from the jury, granting the labels' motion for summary judgment on the issue.

April 15, 2009 by

iiNet piracy liability looms large

The Federal Court today turned down iiNet's request to limit the consequences of the court case brought against it by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) to 86 films.

October 1, 2008 by

VIDEO: iTunes, mp3 rippers paved the way for RealDVD

There's another legal showdown brewing between Hollywood and the techies. RealNetworks and the motion picture studios are headed off to court over RealDVD, just-released software that allows users to rip their personal DVD collections into a PC or portable hard drive.


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