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  • Local Intel, IBM heads laud Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

    Yesterday’s signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the first step in a still lengthy road to ratification for the controversial trade agreement, drew a warm reception from the local heads of tech companies IBM and Intel.

  • Australia signs TPP agreement

    Trade minister Andrew Robb today signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement alongside representatives from 11 other nations that are party to the TPP.

  • Government mulls expanded copyright safe harbour

    Draft amendments to Australian copyright law unveiled late last year by the government would expand the ‘safe harbour’ scheme that limits the liability of Internet service providers for copyright infringement.

  • Google slams Australian copyright laws

    Australia’s copyright regime is negatively impacting the country’s ability to innovate and holding back the digital economy, according to Google.

  • ACCC concerned over Trans-Pacific Partnership IP provisions

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has called for a “comprehensive and robust” analysis of intellectual property provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership before Australia enacts the trade agreement.

Features about intellectual property
  • 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.

  • Patent cases color mobile market, to continue in 2013

    Over the past year, patent battles have been fought by tech companies in courtrooms all over the world. The litigation is far from over though, however, and will continue throughout 2013. This is what's at stake on the patent battlefield in the near future.

  • 2012: The year in quotes

    Some of the most memorable IT-related quotes were uttered in courtrooms this year, which involved a steady stream of legal challenges about intellectual property. In no particular order, these are some of the comments that stuck with us as 2012 winds to a close.

  • 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.