Category Archives: copyright

ISPs: Be careful what you say to media about copyright case

Online tech magazine IT News could have inadvertently lured ISPs into legal disaster with a recent article on copyright issues.  By publishing broadband provider comments about legal advice they may have obtained, the mag could have led them to waive the … Continue reading

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Peter Moon talks to corporate lawyers about Facebook

CSP Central’s Peter Moon today addressed the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association at Melbourne’s famous MCG stadium on the topic ‘The future of Facebook and lawyers’. Cutting through the media hype, Peter carefully explained what Facebook really is, why it’s attracting … Continue reading

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ISP copyright infringement – victory in NZ? … maybe not

With copyright infringement and ISPs a hot issue at the moment, we were interested to hear some news from New Zealand on the topic. Online civil liberty group, Electronic Frontiers Australia, reports on a ‘remarkable victory’ by ISPs in New … Continue reading

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iiNet copyright trial booked in for October. ‘Can we talk about it ?’ asks iiNet.

In the Federal Court in Sydney this morning, Justice Cowdroy booked at least 14 court hearing days starting on 6 October 2009 for the full trial of the iiNet copyright case. View today’s court orders. Trial dates can be moved for … Continue reading

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CSP Central survey: Most copyright infringement notices are invalid

Australian ISPs receive vast numbers of copyright infringement notices headed ‘Commonwealth of Australia’.  That is the official heading of the notices contained in Australia’s Copyright Regulations as part of the ‘safe harbour’ rules.  A document with that heading is clearly intended to … Continue reading

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