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Despite assurances that all future Roadshow film releases in Australia would be on the same day as in the US, an upcoming film tracing the life of British computer scientist Alan Turing will be delayed in Australia by over a month.
Quickflix and Foxtel are both unhappy about Australians using Netflix via VPNs, but even if Netflix stopped it, there's no indication that those customers would suddenly want to use their services.
Two well-known economists, Allan Fels and Henry Ergas, have warned that the Australian government's proposed measures to reduce online copyright infringement will remove the competitive pressure on content owners to lower the price of TV shows and films to compete against infringing downloads.
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.
Foxtel won't seek government intervention in stopping Australians from bypassing geoblocks to access Netflix in the United States, stating that it is up to film studios to pressure Netflix to stop 'exploiting' a market it hasn't launched in yet.
Before it has even launched its broadband service, pay TV provider Foxtel has promised to take steps to ensure that its customers aren't downloading copyright-infringing TV shows and films online.
In its response to the Australian government's online copyright infringement discussion paper, iiNet has called for the government to rethink what it means by online copyright infringements.
BBC Worldwide has revealed that 13,000 Australians downloaded leaked episodes of the new series of Doctor Who, as the company pushes to force ISPs to keep an eye out for 'suspicious behaviour' of its users downloading large amounts of data.
The Media, Entertainment, and Arts Alliance has withdrawn its support for a proposal to allow rights holders to force ISPs to block websites containing copyright-infringing content.
The union representing media, artists, and journalists has backed an Australian government proposal to block websites containing copyright-infringing material.
Telstra has backed a proposal that would allow film studios to take its customers to court after those customers have ignored a number of warning notices about downloading copyright-infringing TV shows or films.
The Communications Alliance has revealed how telcos would have warned customers downloading copyright-infringing TV shows and films in a trial scheme that would have operated in Australia by now had rights holders agreed to pay their share of it.
Data retention will be a useful tool in a proposal from the content industry to get ISPs to match IP addresses connected to alleged infringers with customer accounts.
A new record has been set for the number of URLs that Google is asked to remove from search results over alleged copyright infringement.