Dec 24, 2012

Tech in ’12: take nothing for granted online

In 2012, Big Copyright suffered several setbacks. And Big Data ramped up its efforts. Our technology expert looks back and forward at the world online.

Stilgherrian — Technology writer and broadcaster


Technology writer and broadcaster

Throughout 2012 there were constant reminders that when it comes to power on the internet, nothing can be taken for granted. There’ll be more in 2013.

Early in the year, internet service provider iiNet’s High Court win against the film industry here in Australia, the defeat of the SOPA and PIPA legislation in the US, and the defeat of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in Europe were all signs that Big Copyright players wouldn’t always get things their way.

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One thought on “Tech in ’12: take nothing for granted online

  1. mook schanker

    Australian businesses are also more behind the pace in adjusting to business models that accept buyers have significant more information than before, a re-balance of imperfect information so to speak. Perhaps they can take advantage of data mining seriously when they have a decent value proposition for 2013…

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