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  • Government lacks enthusiasm for Harper Review IP recommendations

    The government will implement in whole or in part 44 of the 56 of the recommendations in the Competition Policy Review, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced today.

  • Dallas Buyers Club stoush returns to court

    Lawyers representing the rights holders of the 2013 movie Dallas Buyers Club today returned to court for the first time since an August judgement that stymied efforts by Dallas Buyers Club LLC and Voltage Pictures to obtain the personal details of alleged movie pirates.

  • Google's book scanning project is fair use, appeals court rules

    Google Books, the project to digitize the world's printed works, is fair use under US copyright law, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • Greens call for Trans-Pacific Partnership assessment

    Australian Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull expressing concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) and its potential changes to intellectual property laws.

  • Groups urge balance in TPP IP provisions

    A coalition of 15 groups, including the Australian Digital Alliance and Electronic Frontiers Australia, has called on participants in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations to ensure support for fair use-style exceptions to copyright is included in the agreement.

Features about copyright
  • Google Books legal epic moves to appeals court

    After almost a decade of litigation, Google scored a victory last week over the Authors Guild, which had sued the company for copyright infringement over its Google Books search engine. But a few important chapters in the legal saga have yet to be written.

  • The Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde: 'They can't take my soul'

    We are standing in a parking lot in the city of Malmö, southern Sweden, one of the many places Peter Sunde now calls home. The sky above us is grey, as usual at this time of year. Just as the parking meter spits out our ticket, a young man driving much too fast on a motorcycle roars up behind us. He is followed by a police car, sirens blaring and blue lights flashing.

  • What Obama's re-election may mean for technology

    The US presidential election result leaves President Barack Obama in the White House and maintains the balance of power in Congress. In many longstanding technology debates, policy experts see little movement forward, although lawmakers may look for compromises on a handful of issues.