Adam Schwab December 20, 2016 5 Comments
Another year, another bunch of businesses and businesspeople to live in infamy.
Josh Taylor March 11, 2016 17 Comments
Downloaders beware: Village Roadshow is considering pursuing copyright infringers in the courts, though a similar test case by Dallas Buyers Club was unsuccessful.
Josh Taylor February 2, 2016 1 Comment
Those who illegally download content are also likely to subscribe to a paid streaming service, like Netflix.
Josh Taylor July 22, 2015 8 Comments
In trying to sell its piracy legislation, the government commissioned a survey into whether it would stop piracy. Unfortunately for Malcolm Turnbull, his proposed law is not worth a hill of beans.
Helen Razer April 9, 2015 4 Comments
In more ways than one, the depiction of Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club reflects the greed and profiteering of the film's owners.
Stilgherrian April 8, 2015 11 Comments
The Federal Court has granted Dallas Buyers Club the right to order ISPs to divulge the names and addresses of people who used BitTorrent to download the 2013 film.
Bernard Keane December 3, 2013
Today's Essential Report shows opposition to reducing the GST threshold for goods purchased online, and looks at how we now view TV and films.
Stilgherrian January 14, 2013 17 Comments
Aaron Swartz was a hacker in every sense of the word. His death -- at just 26 -- is a tragic loss for technology's bright young things and raises questions about the fight for freedom of information on the internet.
Crikey Intern January 27, 2012
@rupertmurdoch No excuses for phone hacking. No argument. No excuses either for copyright stealing, but plenty of ignorant argument! There are no excuses for copyright “stealing” — nor are there excuses for falling for the fallacy of invincible ignorance. A New Zealand judge denied bail to Kim Dotcom earlier this week, the founder of cyberlocker Megaupload. This […]
Bernard Keane March 7, 2011 27 Comments
Illegal downloading will cost the industry over $5 billion by 2016 and "8000 fewer jobs in the core content industries last year", according to a report in Fairfax papers. But that's not telling the whole story.