Stories by Hamish Barwick

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AFACT, iiNet call for amendments to copyright law

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) and iiNet, have called on the Federal Government to update the Copyright Act of 1968 to suit the current digital environment.

iiNet wins AFACT copyright case

The High Court of Australia in Canberra has dismissed an appeal by 34 film and television companies led by Roadshow Films against internet service provider (ISP) iiNet over alleged copyright infringement.


CIOs need to check security of supply chains: ISF

Chief information officers should begin asking serious questions about the security of their supply chain partners because of the risk of backdoor attacks, according to the International Security Forum (ISF).


ACMA voices concerns over revised TCP Code

The Australia Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) may reject the revised Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code submitted by industry body, the Communications Alliance, because of issues with sections covering advertising, pre-sale information and expenditure tools.

Telstra Wholesale outlines SSU plans

Telstra Wholesale has flagged that it will introduce new structural separation undertaking (SSU) measures to protect its non-Telstra Retail customers.

Toyota Australia ramps up IT transformation projects

Auto maker, Toyota Australia, is in the closing stages of a major IT modernisation initiative which will see the company replace data centre hardware, migrate to Windows 7 and iPad/iPhone trials.

SME retailers lack resources to set up business online: ARA

Small to medium enterprise (SME) retailers are keen to use the National Broadband Network (NBN) for e-commerce but lack the necessary skills or resources to get online, according to Australian Retailers Association (ARA) policy director, Heath Michael.

OpenMarket co-locates Sydney data centre to meet customer demand

Mobile transaction provider, OpenMarket, has opened a Sydney co-location data centre in response to customer requirements for data to be hosted within Australia.


NBN Co refutes claims network will be superseded by mobile broadband

NBN Co has refuted claims by Quantum Market Research analyst, David Chalke, that the National Broadband Network (NBN) is a waste of money due to the rise of mobile internet.

Flashback botnet infects 41,600 Australian Macs

The Flashback botnet has affected 41,600 Mac computers in Australia, making it the fourth most infected country in the world, according to research from Kaspersky Lab.

Hungry Jack’s tucks into customer data for improved BI

National fast food chain, Hungry Jack’s, has begun maximising its investment in in-store wi-fi networks through capturing customer data and pushing targeted offers to patrons.


Animal Logic casts spotlight on Cloud computing

Sydney-based animation and visual effects studio, Animal Logic, is investigating the adoption of Cloud computing to handle data generated by rendering digital images — but only if an affordable Cloud model can be developed in the near future.

Startup spotlight: DotYellow to enter online listings market

Concerned by the waste generated by the Yellow Pages books, product development director, Angelo Perera, decided to do something about it and helped start Melbourne-based online brand listing company, DotYellow.

Robin Payne appointed NBN Co CFO

Former NBN Co general manager of planning and development, Robin Payne, has been confirmed as chief financial officer following the retirement of former CFO, Jean-Pascal Beaufret, in January this year.

AAPT launches 100G Sydney to Melbourne network

Telecommunications provider, AAPT, has unveiled a 100 Gigabits (100G) per second network operating between Melbourne and Sydney.