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The fine art too crude for Facebook

Crikey March 3, 2017 1 Comment

When auction house Mossgreen wanted to run an ad featuring Charles Blackman’s 1980 painting Women Lovers, it found there is a line Facebook won't cross.

Village Roadshow vows to sue pirates

Josh Taylor February 17, 2017 3 Comments

The company responsible for delaying film releases in Australia says it will chase down people who pirate their films.

Govt says it will block online shopping websites that refuse to pay GST

Crikey September 15, 2016 1 Comment

The government is not keeping track of whether agencies are blocking websites all willy-nilly.

Press Council tells Zuckerberg to be like Spider-man

Josh Taylor September 13, 2016

Australian Press Council has called on Facebook to publish its editorial policy, if it has one.

What’s black and white and red all over? Aussie media outlets sign China deals

Crikey May 31, 2016 5 Comments

Fairfax and Sky have agreed to carry content from Chinese media agencies -- but media censorship issues haunt the deals. Myriam Robin and Michael Sainsbury report.

Right-wing fringe groups lobby to bring in internet filtering

Josh Taylor May 23, 2016 3 Comments

The Australian Family Association wants to block all online pornography, except for those who request access to it.

Trade for silence: why Australia leaves Chinese prisoners to rot

Michael Sainsbury December 22, 2015 1 Comment

China gets a free pass, while less lucrative countries feel the full brunt of Australia's righteousness.

Dissension in the ranks: NSW Young Libs censor members

Dissension in the ranks: NSW Young Libs censor members

Myriam Robin October 13, 2015 4 Comments

The NSW Young Liberals are attempting to discipline a member for speaking out on Facebook.

Brandis’ office to review cost of piracy code — after it’s already lodged

Brandis’ office to review cost of piracy code — after it’s already lodged

Josh Taylor August 26, 2015 6 Comments

Regulation always costs somebody. Now telcos are asking the Attorney-General's Department, how much?

Razer’s Class Warfare: Abbott govt helping at least one area of the arts

Razer’s Class Warfare: Abbott govt helping at least one area of the arts

Helen Razer September 4, 2014

The Abbott government has promised to "cut red tape", and while most of its decisions have been ludicrous, one stands out as actual good policy ...