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Myles Peterson is an Australian journalist and writer

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The Lengthening Arm of Uncle Sam’s ‘Pirate’ Justice

File-sharing was firmly on the agenda when the head of the US Department of Homeland Security touched down in the Australian capital last week. The four new agreements - promptly signed before Secretary Janet Napolitano flew back out of Canberra - were less about sharing season two of Game of…

Australia: US Copyright Colony or Just a Good Friend?

Collectively, we Australians can be a cowardly bunch, so scared of an unknown invader that we will sell our sovereignty for the illusion of protection. This fear is symbolised in the movie 'Tomorrow When the War Began,' a film of dubious quality that portrays an Australia under invasion from some…

iiNet: ISP Not Liable For BitTorrent Piracy, High Court Rules

After an epic four year legal battle, the Australian High Court has upheld previous rulings that ISP iiNet is not responsible for the copyright infringements of its customers. Despite today's huge defeat for Hollywood, the chief of local anti-piracy group AFACT insists that the landscape has changed since the case…

Australian Pirate Party Sets Course for Parliament

Since its founding half-a-decade ago, the influence of the Pirate Party has been felt across the globe. Now the file-sharing movement has touched down downunder and while it fights for recognition and acceptance, Australia's capital city presents the party with a unique opportunity to gain seats in a parliament election.

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