Stilgherrian

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Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit trap, clear a jam in an IBM model 026 card punch and mix a mean whiskey sour.

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You know super-fast ain't so super: Optus

You know super-fast ain't so super: Optus

Not providing all the detail on the limitations of Optus' "Supersonic Broadband" plan in the advertisements didn't matter because customers research their broadband plan options before making purchasing decisions, Optus' lawyers told the Federal Court today.

October 26, 2010 by in Telcos

iiNet: The whys and what nows

iiNet: The whys and what nows

Last week the Federal Court ruled that internet service providers are not responsible for copyright violation by their customers. This is an important decision not just for iiNet, which spent around $4 million defending the case, but for all ISPs in Australia and, indeed, globally.

February 7, 2010 by in Telcos

AFACT didn't explain notices to iiNet

AFACT didn't explain notices to iiNet

On the morning of the third day of the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) appeal against the iiNet copyright case verdict, iiNet barrister Richard Cobden said that the federation had passed infringing customer data to iiNet without explaining it.

August 3, 2010 by in Telcos