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The Internet Industry Association (IIA) is to start work immediately on a copyright code of practice for Internet intermediaries, including ISPs, search, hosting and social media providers.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 09:23

Microsoft: Typhoid Mary wants others to carry the can

COMMENT Passing the buck is a game at which Microsoft is adept. In the computer security industry, one needs to have tons of chutzpah to hold others responsible for one's own security stuff-ups.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 11:16

Internet industry adopts anti Zombie code

A voluntary code for ISPs designed to minimise the impact of 'Zombie' computers - those compromised and recruited into botnets to spread malware - has come into force.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Coalition faces a significant business community backlash if it fails to deliver a broadband plan for Australia that at least matches the Government's existing National Broadband Network initiative, according to the internet sector's peak industry body.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Government must commit to a "full and frank" debate on the law enforcement merits of its universal data retention plans or risk an Australia Card-like backlash from a mistrustful public, the Internet Industry Association has warned.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 08:33

IIA issues digital economy manifesto

The IIA will release today in Melbourne 'Principles for a Digital Economy', its manifesto on Internet policy and regulation.
It comes with a set of recommendations to guide decision-making with the aim of turning Australia into " a leading knowledge based digital economy in the 21st Century."


Published in Government Tech Policy

A year long Parliamentary enquiry into cyber crime has concluded with a call for installation of antivirus software and firewalls to be a pre requisite for gaining access to the Internet.

Published in Technology Regulation

The chairman of the Internet Industry Assocation, Peter Coroneos, has told the CIOs of many of Australia's universities that, should the movie studios succeed in their appeal against iiNet over copyright infringement, the universities would have almost no protection against damages claims brought against them for use of their networks for the unauthorised downloading or storage of copyright content.

Published in Technology Regulation

SYDNEY, June 9. Data security leader specialist has backed the Australian Internet Industry Association (IIA) initiative in encouraging ISPs nationwide to adopt a new voluntary code of conduct on cyber security.

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has introduced a voluntary code of practice for Australian Internet service providers in a bid to improve cybersecurity for Internet users. It recommends that ISPs, in extreme cases, disconnect from the Internet a customer's computer that has been recruited into a botnet.

Published in Technology Regulation
The Internet Industry Association (IIA) appointed a number of new members to its board at its AGM on 18 February, and Bruce Linn has replaced Chris Hancock as chairman.

Published in People Moves
In the wake of the movie industry's failed attempt to make ISPs responsible for stopping Internet piracy, communications minister Stephen Conroy is pushing the idea of a copyright code of conduct between the industry and ISPs. He might have to push very hard: the two sides have tried before without success.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Internet industry bodies and financial analysts have welcomed the court's finding that iiNet has not authorised copyright breaches by its Internet users.
Published in Government Tech Policy
Three of Australia's largest ISPs, Telstra, Optus and Primus - all participants in the Government's filtering trial - have come out in support of the measures announced today to implement mandatory ISP side filtering of Internet content.

Published in Government Tech Policy
The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has released its ninth broadband index saying it shows that competition at the infrastructure level is essential to aggressive broadband pricing.

Published in Strategy
The Internet Industry Association could be set to launch another attack on the Government's mandatory filtering plans, with the release of a major research study next week.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 06:54

IIA 'Family Friendly' internet filter list updated

The latest IIA Family Friendly Internet Filter list has been published. Is your chosen product included?

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 08 October 2009 10:07

IIA to AFACT: 'We offered to help'

The Internet Industry Association wrote to copyright owners more than two years ago seeking to address piracy concerns, only to be told the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft would instead start taking service providers to court.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 14 September 2009 05:48

Have your say in improving Internet security

The Internet Industry Association is developing an eSecurity code to help ISPs improve Internet security by checking customers' computers for malicious activity. It envisages ISPs being able, in extreme cases, to disconnect compromised computers. The IIA has invited comments on the draft version.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 09:17

IIA drops anchor in AFACT case

So the Internet Industry Association, the not-for-profit organisation charged with representing the interests of the internet industry, wants to be a ‘friend of the court’ in a case involving one of its highest profile members, iiNet.

Published in The Big House
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