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Displaying items by tag: Copyright law

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 20:06

BSA settles Australian software piracy cases

Software industry advocacy group, the BSA|The Software Alliance, has settled three court cases in Australia, awarded a total of $58,000 in damages following the unlicensed use of software programmes owned by its members - Adobe, Autodesk and Microsoft - in breach of copyright law.

Published in Business Software

A Victorian IT company in breach of copyright law has paid $72,000 in damages for the use of unlicensed software programs owned by Adobe and Microsoft.

Published in Business Software

Non-profit digital rights group Electronic Frontiers Australia has given qualified support to the government’s announcement it is looking at the benefits that might come from the introduction of a broad, flexible “fair use exception” in Australian copyright law.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 01:55

Illegal software use costs Aussies $147,000

The Software Alliance (BSA) has settled seven cases of illegal software usage in Australia so far this year, to the value of $147,000.

Published in Business Software

Internet Australia has repeated its call for a 12-month halt to the introduction of a government bill amending Australia’s copyright laws while the government commissions an independent study on ‘video piracy’.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:33

Government releases piracy discussion paper

Nearly a week after it was leaked, the Government has formally released its discussion paper on ‘Online Copyright Infringement’.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:13

Creating memes is illegal

Your favourite pastime of creating grumpy cat memes is illegal under Australian copyright law, which is being described as "outdated" and "killing creativity" according to a new video.

Published in Government Tech Policy




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