AFACT cry foul, iiNet and Pirate Party and I respond

In an article published by the Australian yesterday, in which the Australian Federation against Copyright Theft (AFACT) claimed that ISPs are refusing to negotiate on Copyright (self) regulation, a claim that ISP iiNet – whom AFACT unsuccessfully sued earlier this year – strongly deny in their responding statement, in which the ISP points out;

“The internet industry and copyright holders [...]

Internet Filter Recap for the Resurfacing

So, Stephen Conroy’s Australian Mandatory ISP Internet Filter was featured in a Yahoo! news article today, but the comments are limited to 1000 characters. If you’ve been paying attention it’d be pretty clear theres no way that’ll be sufficient for my ramblings, so here’s the full response below:

(Note: if you’d like to leave a comment on the Yahoo [...]

iiNet triumphs over AFACT

What a great day in Australia for truth, freedom, and the ‘not being an idiot’ way.

Those of us (with no lives) who appreciate such things waited with baited breath today for the verdict in the AFACT vs iiNet case from the Federal Court, and I for one was ready to pen some angry words and shout [...]

ISP's are not IUR's

One of the great debates of the internet age is that of ISP responsibility, and it’s one I’ve had beefs with for a while, for a very simple reason, and to demonstrate, I’ll simply expand upon the acronym.

I.S.P = Internet Service Provider

You’ll note that this is not, in fact, I.U.R , or Internet Usage Regulator.

Put simply, [...]