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How a US law broke the internet (and what that means for Australia)

How a US law broke the internet (and what that means for Australia)

In theory, FOSTA-SESTA was intended to put an end to sex trafficking. In practice, it's effectively banned sex work and created dire concerns for internet freedoms around the world.

Nanny state govt doubles down on failed online gambling ban

Nanny state govt doubles down on failed online gambling ban

Rather than accept that banning online gambling doesn't work and makes problem gambling worse, the government is determined to impose a nanny state solution.

Luddites wave through internet censorship, regardless of evidence

Luddites wave through internet censorship, regardless of evidence

A Senate committee examining proposals to allow the copyright industry to censor the internet demonstrated how clueless and Luddite are major-party politicians can be.

Government’s full-blown war on the internet is here at last

Government’s full-blown war on the internet is here at last

Data retention is central to the government's crackdown on filesharing -- illustrating how its war on the internet is driven by commercial interests.

Why the MEAA hated — then loved — then hated internet filtering

Why the MEAA hated — then loved — then hated internet filtering

A kerfuffle that saw the Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance briefly endorse internet filtering was likely the result of the significant siloing between different parts of the union, MEAA insiders told Crikey this morning.

The evidence is in: copyright net censorship just won’t work

The evidence is in: copyright net censorship just won’t work

The government's key proposal to halt filesharing has demonstrably failed overseas, and has dangerous implications for free speech.

Consumers and shareholders come last in media ownership reform

Consumers and shareholders come last in media ownership reform

Consumers and shareholders miss out whenever governments start talking about allowing more media ownership changes, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

The Coalition’s looming push for a well-ordered internet

The Coalition’s looming push for a well-ordered internet

The federal government appears to be preparing a major push against internet freedoms using the justifications of copyright and cyberbullying.

Net filter backdown shows power in the hands of the smart

Net filter backdown shows power in the hands of the smart

Stephen Conroy has abandoned plans to erect a filter around the internet. He learned moral outrage wasn't going to win the day. His bureaucratic colleagues need to do the same.

EU privacy laws: the ‘right to be forgotten’ is not censorship

EU privacy laws: the ‘right to be forgotten’ is not censorship

Like many laws, however, the proposed "right to be forgotten" should not be seen as a cure-all, writes David Lindsay, an associate professor in the faculty of law at Monash University.