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The 2016 Crikeys: the best and worst of business

Adam Schwab December 20, 2016 5 Comments

Another year, another bunch of businesses and businesspeople to live in infamy.

Village Roadshow ‘actively considering’ Dallas Buyers Club piracy case sequel

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.

Pirates willing to pay for content: Essential

Pirates willing to pay for content: Essential

Josh Taylor February 2, 2016 1 Comment

Those who illegally download content are also likely to subscribe to a paid streaming service, like Netflix.

Govt’s piracy code next to useless, says govt’s own survey

Govt’s piracy code next to useless, says govt’s own survey

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.

<em>Dallas Buyers Club</em>: how the gays have been co-opted for profit

Dallas Buyers Club: how the gays have been co-opted for profit

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.

Downloaders be warned: <em>Dallas Buyers Club</em> wants your name and address

Downloaders be warned: Dallas Buyers Club wants your name and address

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.

Essential: no to GST on imports, and our changing TV habits

Essential: no to GST on imports, and our changing TV habits

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.

Aaron Swartz: a martyr for info-freedom fighters?

Aaron Swartz: a martyr for info-freedom fighters?

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.

When the Dotcom bubble burst, my (legal) Megauploads vanished

Crikey Intern January 27, 2012

@rupertmurdoch┬áNo 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┬áinvincible ignorance. A New Zealand judge denied bail to Kim Dotcom earlier this week, the founder of cyberlocker Megaupload. This […]

Data download: lies, damned lies and piracy reports

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.