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Published in Guest Interviews

GUEST INTERVIEW: Just as security is now built into products, services and businesses from the ground up, so too should important legal issues be considered when starting a business, employing staff, dealing with data, IP, working form home, data breaches, staff who leave and much, much more, as lawyer Nicholas Stewart explains.

Published in Business IT

The Microsoft-owned software code repository GitHub has warned users not to upload banned content to the site, following its decision to take down the youtube-dl script after a complaint from the Recording Industry Association of America.

Published in Apps

A senior official at Oracle Corporation, which has been involved in a court case with Google over the last decade, has described the search giant as a company that "has mastered the art of winning by kicking the can down the road".

Published in Technology Regulation

The US Supreme Court has raised the possibility that the long-running battle between Google and Oracle could be sent back to a federal appeals court in order that the search company's claim that its use of Java APIs in Android was covered by fair use.

Published in Technology Regulation

The long-running Google-Oracle court case will continue to be litigated for some time yet, with the US Supreme Court agreeing to decide whether Oracle should receive compensation from Google for copyright infringement.

Published in Technology Regulation

New copyright rules in the member states of the European Union will mean that Google will have to pay publishers for any snippets it uses from their publications, while Facebook will have to change its algorithms to filter out protected content.

Published in Technology Regulation

Database manufacturer Oracle Corporation has told the US Supreme Court that Google's appropriation of code from its Java programming language for use in the Android mobile operating systems undercut Oracle's chances of competing in this sector of the tech industry.

Published in Technology Regulation

A fresh saga has begun in the long-running case between Google and Oracle, with the search giant asking the US Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a verdict granted in Oracle's favour.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Coalition Government will introduce changes to the copyright law on Thursday, to give creative industries what it calls "even more powerful weapons" to fight copyright infringement by sites based outside the country.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Google will have to go to the US Supreme Court if it wants to contest the reversal of a verdict — in a long-running case with Oracle — that had found its use of 37 Java APIs in the Android mobile operating system was covered by fair use.

Published in Technology Regulation

Database giant Oracle has won an appeal against Google in a long-running case, with a court reversing a verdict that had found Google's use of 37 Java APIs in the Android mobile operating system was covered by fair use.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 16 February 2018 08:10

Govt opens review into efficacy of copyright law

The Australian Government is seeking feedback to ascertain the effectiveness of the process that was put in place in 2015 to lessen the incidence of downloading of copyrighted material.

Published in Entertainment

The Australian Government's pledge to extend safe harbour copyright provisions and consult on fair use has met with disapproval from the Motion Picture Association of America, a lobby group for film studios.

Published in Entertainment

Foxtel is giving the big F to piracy sites as it welcomes continued court action on piracy site blocking, with “Yes Movies, Vumoo, Los Movies, Cartoon HD, Putlocker and more” to walk the plank of ISP blocking.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:08

Google has 42 billion reasons to love fair use

Google loves fair use. It is this that enabled it to "borrow" 11,000 lines of code from Java, which is owned by database giant Oracle, and use it as one of the building blocks for its Android operating system.

Published in Open Sauce

Oracle has begun the next chapter of its legal battle with Google over Android, filing an appeal brief in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) has warned that recommendations by the Productivity Commission on Intellectual Property Arrangements would significantly weaken the Australian patent system, introduce uncertainty into obtaining and enforcing patent rights, and make the system more expensive for innovators,

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Productivity Commission has called on the Australian Government to make it clear that residents who get around geoblocking to access any kind of material are not in violation of the country's copyright laws.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 19 September 2016 10:56

Indian judge rules copyright is not a divine right

The high court in Delhi, India, has allowed an university to copy textbooks by major publishers because it says "copyright is not a divine right".

Published in Government Tech Policy

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