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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…

Netflix Wants to Make VPN Piracy Obsolete

In recent months Hollywood has pushed Netflix to ensure that VPN users can't access their services. Netflix honors these requests, but according to CEO Reed Hastings there's a better way to deal with the issue. The company would like to get rid of Hollywood's geographical restrictions entirely and render 'VPN…

One in Four Australians Are ‘Cheap’ Movie Pirates

A new research report commissioned by the Australian copyright group IPAF reveals that one in four Australians pirate movies and TV-shows on a regular basis. According to the report many of these file-sharers deliberately break the law simply because they want to enjoy media without paying for it. In addition,…

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