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March 18, 2012 by

Paperwork error in Dotcom arrest

Authorities in New Zealand have acknowledged making a procedural error prior to seizing property belonging to Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, and the mistake could mean the government will now be required to return them.

March 13, 2012 by

Can the Trans-Pacific Partnership succeed?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks have been called into question by Australia's refusal to budge on conditions that could provide US businesses with greater legal powers over Australian businesses.

January 23, 2012 by

Keeping Singapore's eye on SOPA and PIPA

A while ago I wrote about what Asia needs to know about the Protect IP Act, as well as the Stop Online Piracy Act, also known as SOPA.It is also fascinating to watch the events of the last few days where SOPA and PIPA were on the verge of being introduced as legislation in the U.

January 23, 2012 by

Bieber, Cyrus fan sites hit by hackers

The online riot against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the arrest of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has seen more online properties defaced, with fan sites for pop stars Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus being vandalised by hackers.

January 22, 2012 by

Rihanna fan site hacked by Anonymous

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has claimed yet another scalp in its online campaign against supporters of SOPA and the Megaupload arrests last week, after Anonymous Morocco hacked a fan site of pop star Rihanna.

January 19, 2012 by

No SOPA for Australia: AG

The Attorney-General's Department has answered Greens Party concerns that a Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), like that in the US, could find its way to Australia given time.

January 19, 2012 by

A world without Wikipedia

Jimmy Wales jumped on the "screw SOPA" bandwagon this week and led Wikipedia into a 24-hour blackout to protest, causing panic, confusion and general hysteria among the knowledge-seeking population. But ask yourself this: what if Wikipedia never came back online?

January 17, 2012 by

Pirate Party goes dark for SOPA

The Australian Pirate Party has blacked out its website in protest against the US Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) today, warning that censorship could come to Australia.

January 16, 2012 by

SOPA anti-piracy bill stalls after DNS blow

US lawmakers have removed a provision of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act that would have compelled ISPs to block access to foreign websites that are used for copyright infringement.On the same day that the White House warned against attempts to tamper with the Domain Name System (DNS), congressman Lamar Smith, the main sponsor of the bill, said on Friday that the site-blocking elements of SOPA were being excised pending further examination.

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