Film studios and ISPs have released a new draft code that is aimed at curbing the number of Australians who illicitly download TV shows, films, and music online.
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Australia's internet service providers have expressed their eagerness to work with the government to continue the fight against internet piracy.
The public's view on the Australian government's plans to crack down on online piracy is being censored by the Attorney-General's Department.
Online copyright infringement of music over file-sharing services is trending downwards in Australia, according to Spotify research, but it is still a big problem.
In a strongly-worded email to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Village Roadshow Co-CEO Graham Burke has said the company will not attend an upcoming public forum on copyright infringement because it will be dominated by "crazies".
Content owners have claimed the launch of a new guide for buying TV shows, films, music and games online shuts down claims that Australians download copyright infringing material because it is not available legitimately.
ISPs should work toward a voluntary scheme to crack down on online piracy or face new legislation when the Copyright Act is overhauled, Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has said.
The Singapore government is mulling over plans to block websites that offer pirated content including movies and music, along with other efforts to curb online piracy.
Hortonworks gets the nod from online music service Spotify, which has picked its Hadoop distro for one of Europe's biggest commercial clusters.
Following last week's Microsoft-Nokia buyout, the smartphone maker has shut down its online music store Ovi in India, making it accessible only via mobile apps on Nokia devices.
Microsoft continues to expand support for Xbox Music with iOS and Android apps now available for online streaming of over 30 million songs. Free web streaming is now also available for consumers.
Country's copyright watchdog will supervise e-commerce sites such as Apple's online store and Amazon as part of the country's efforts to curb online piracy and address complaints from content producers.
Illegal music downloads are causing the country's record companies to bleed with lower CD sales and local artistes are not helped by a complex copyright registration system.
Music streaming service launches in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, and is betting legally-free music will subsequently compel users to pay for content and eradicate music piracy in the region.
If the fight against online piracy involves winning the hearts and minds of the general public, then I despair for the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.
The French anti-piracy authority Hadopi recently published a report outlining possible measures to fight copyright infringement online that could see the organisation facing an overhaul. Others would rather it disappeared altogether.
Chinese Internet company resolves US$8.6 million music piracy lawsuit with four music companies including Universal Music and Warner Music, which also ink a deal to allow users to download songs legally for free.
The center is to provide third-party mediation and dispute-resolution services to technology companies involved in intellectual property disputes, with the country seeing a surge in such cases due to online piracy.
Germany’s highest court today ruled that parents are not responsible if their children illegally download music - provided that they did everything reasonable to make sure their kids knew what they were doing wrong.
As long as it is not done for profit or commercial gain, Portuguese law does not prohibit people from sharing music and video files online, a judgement has stated after 2,000 people were sued by a rights-holder group.
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