November 25, 2015 16
The government's response to the Harper review of competition law follows a pattern of reforming only if it doesn't upset powerful interests.
October 14, 2015 10
The TPP will provide companies with a new weapon to use against whistleblowers, a leaked chapter reveals.
October 12, 2015 14
The timing of the piracy site-blocking bill is somewhat curious ...
October 5, 2015 14
If trade ministers have reached a deal on the TPP, it will just be the start of a process by which Australia's national interests will be further damaged.
September 14, 2015 2
As the US free-trade agreement turns 10, intellectual property associate professor Kimberlee Weatherall asks: what did it really do for copyright owners?
April 1, 2015 7
There's a consensus among independent economic agencies that we are going about "free trade agreements" the wrong way, but the government is unlikely to listen as it prepares to cave in to US intellectual property demands.
January 15, 2015 10
Without an open approach to sharing intellectual property, clean energy technologies will be at the mercy of corporate patent trolls, writes ANU College of Law associate professor Dr Matthew Rimmer.
October 20, 2014 11
Canberra is hosting the current round of talks to try to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty -- despite the damage it will inflict on the national interest.
October 17, 2014 20
The latest draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, released by WikiLeaks, is a literal Mickey Mouse agreement, writes Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU college of law.
September 24, 2014 9
The draft review of competition policy by Ian Harper presents the Coalition -- and all politicians -- with a challenge of reforms long ignored by governments.
February 7, 2014 7
News Corporation lawyers have ordered a Canberra-based blogger to stop reproducing their front pages, or pay a licensing fee. There's a double standard at play, according to one expert.
December 11, 2013 8
There are reports that Australia has given in to US demands for draconian copyright restrictions in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, but the deal isn't signed yet.
December 2, 2013 7
A number of businesses are complaining a Defence Department organisation has stolen their intellectual property, Crikey can reveal. Chris Seage reports new legislation makes the problem worse.
November 15, 2013 21
Documents obtained by WikiLeaks indicate the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal would put local industry at the mercy of America's copyright and IP laws. Could this hurt Australia's capacity to innovate in business?
February 22, 2013 2
The Federal Court has ruled it is legal for anyone to patent genes, provided they are "isolated". There's worrying consequences for healthcare, diagnostic practice and the the future of research, writes Anna George
November 14, 2011 22
The hyping of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has begun. But on some issues it's cover for a predatorial United States.
October 18, 2011
The bitter patent dispute between Apple and Samsung has intensified, after Samsung moved to counter-sue Apple for patent infringement. It's the latest salvo not only in the technology wars but in an increasing battle over intellectual patents.
March 8, 2011 2
The copyright industry has changed tactics in its war on filesharing but it's still not working, even as it hits legitimate internet users.
October 12, 2010
Multi-national research conglomerate Nielsen has been accused of breaching intellectual property over a major banking customer satisfaction survey, with the man behind the claim telling Crikey that Nielsen’s conduct has caused him financial and emotional pain.
July 16, 2010 4
The battle between Sky News and the ABC's fledgling around-the-clock news network was always going to get a little nasty. And now word has filtered out about just how precious Sky will be in protecting its turf.