Articles about Piracy
A new legal challenge is being mounted by Sweden's TV and film industry to hold ISPs responsible for streaming services alleged to infringe on copyright.
iiNet wants to know how Dallas Buyers Club LLC determined that the ISP's customers were illicitly downloading the Oscar-winning film.
Mandatory data retention is not just about national security, but also about cracking down on illicit online file sharing, according to Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that copyright holders could sue ISPs to get hold of data retained as part of the government's mandatory data-retention regime.
The Australian Federal Police has admitted that legislation for new mandatory data retention obligations on Australian telecommunications companies could be used to fight online copyright infringement.
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.
iiNet has been thrown back into the courts by rights holders for the film Dallas Buyers Club, with the holders seeking to obtain the details of customers alleged to have illicitly shared the film online.
ISPs should act on notices of copyright infringement, but not if it costs too much to implement, according to a new draft Trans-Pacific Partnership IP chapter leak.
Google says it has taken down many of the pictures of stolen from celebrity iCloud accounts and posted on its online properties.
'Dear Rupert' letter from the internet giant rejects claims that Google is a "platform for piracy".
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.