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February 23, 2011 by

AFACT rebuts privacy pundits

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has brushed off criticism from internet advocates of a report it commissioned, which said that piracy costs the economy $1.4 billion a year.

February 16, 2011 by

Piracy costs $1.4bn a year: AFACT

Piracy is costing the Australian economy a whopping $1.37 billion a year, according to research by anti-piracy organisation the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT).

October 12, 2009 by

iiTrial: Roadshow inked iiNet content deal

iiNet's legal counsel this morning ridiculed Village Roadshow's involvement in the case against the ISP, revealing Roadshow Movies had signed a deal to distribute its content over iiNet's so-called Freezone service.

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.

September 8, 2008 by

Real ready to fight Hollywood

Real Networks, which long tried to make a business by cooperating with labels and studios, has finally realized the only way for them to succeed is to play the "people" card. Hence, Real's RealDVD program, a $30 DVD ripper.

April 11, 2007 by

Copyright, piracy and stealing

My post yesterday about copyright laws and piracy generated a lot of very interesting feedback, both in the TalkBack section and via email. One thing that struck me from the feedback was how opinion is divided on whether infringing copyright is stealing, and if it is stealing, how far do you have to cross the line to be considered a criminal?

February 26, 2006 by

Bill would tie CA edtech grants to copyright education

A California representative wants to compel schools to "educate" kids about digital piracy or lose their education technology grants. Rep. Ed Chavez's bill, which would require schools applying for California's Technology Assistance Project to demonstrate a plan to educate children in the rules of copyright.


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