Copyright is currently skewed in favour of producers, not consumers.
The Productivity Commission's report into copyright reform will be good for the public, good for innovation and good for Australia.
Cyber crime costs the Australian economy millions of dollars a year.
Cyber security is now a priority for the government, with $230 million committed to its new Cyber Security Strategy. But is it enough?
Nigeria’s Nollywood ranks second to India’s Bollywood in terms of films produced each year.
The world's third-largest movie industry in Nigeria is in danger of collapse. It is not to do with patrons staying away from the films. It is caused by a menace right in the heart of the industry.
Many students don’t consider downloading textbooks to be piracy.
When it comes to accessing online learning materials, university students don't think much about whether their downloads might amount to piracy or copyright infringement.
The buzz surrounding Oscar-nominated films extends to illegal downloads.
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Illegal downloads proliferate during awards season. Are film leaks simply the cost of doing business?
Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club.
This could be the final act in the legal battle to recoup money from Australians who allegedly illegally downloaded the movie, Dallas Buyers Club.
Play your part in reducing online piracy: a campaign by the IP Awareness Foundation.
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A welcome fall in the number of people in Australia who admit to pirating movies and television shows. But what's the cause off this shift in online behaviour?
New research shows that not all illegal downloaders are created equally.
Beginning about 20 years ago, the internet placed almost the entirety of human creation in an unguarded window display and said, in effect, help yourself. But that's not to say all illegal downloaders are the same.
A pause, not a halt in legal attempts to claim money from people who illegally downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club, which starred Jared Leto (left) and Matthew McConaughey (right).
The Federal Court has said no to an attempt to claim potentially thousands of dollars from people who illegally downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club. But the downloaders are not in the clear yet.
BitTorrent site Pirate Bay is one of those often targeted in anti-piracy legislation.
The government's new anti-piracy bill is not the best solution to online piracy. What really works is easily accessible and affordable legal means to acquire the latest content.
Global recording companies are casting their eye to the continent as music’s digital revolution continues.
The way Africa consumes is music has changed dramatically because of the smartphone explosion.
Australians who illegally downloaded Dallas Buyers Club could soon be receiving letters asking for payment.
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How much might Australians caught illegally downloading Dallas Buyers Club be charged for their indescretion?
Piracy might be theft, but it’s not the same as robbing someone of their material possessions.
Downloading copyrighted material without permission is illegal, but is it morally equivalent to stealing a DVD?
Game of Thrones has been the most pirated television show in history. Will season 5 be any different?
Australians are amongst the top pirates of movies and television worldwide, but that may change in time.
Finding those responsible for illegal downloading on BitTorrents may prove a challenge.
How easy is it to find those responsible for movie piracy using BitTorrent technology, as in the Dallas Buyers Club case. Not as easy as you might think.
The Dallas Buyers Club ruling is a further attack on online privacy.
The Dallas Buyers Club court ruling has serious implications for online privacy.
Service providers will be given more responsibility when it comes to stopping illegal downloads … but will it be a deterrent?
Attorney-General George Brandis and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced yesterday that they expect internet service providers (ISPs) to work with copyright owners to help police infringement…
Eyes open: a French anti-piracy unit in the Gulf of Aden.
The UK home secretary, Theresa May, has introduced the new Counter-terrorism and Security Bill, which will be considered by a committee of the whole House by mid-December. Alongside the new powers it will…
Website blocking always fails – audiences will always find a way to watch Game of Thrones.
Rumours are flying that the government will introduce legislation before Christmas aimed at blocking certain websites, such as The Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents, as part of a range of efforts to reduce…
The Sapphires (2012), starring Jessica Mauboy, had attracted 123,030 illegal downloads worldwide by October 2013.
Game of Thrones downloaders need not fear data retention plans, said Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull last Friday. Perhaps there is nothing for pirates to fear from Turnbull, but the Attorney-General…