Skip to Content

Australian eDemocracy

Site-blocking legislation passed

The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, introduced into Parliament by Malcolm Turnbull, has just been passed by the Australian Senate.  The Legislation passed 37 – 13 votes, and was supported by the Coalition and Labor, and opposed by The Greens and Senators Leyonhjelm, Lazarus and Muir.

Read more...

More on Dallas Buyers Club Ruling

In April we reported on the Federal Court Ruling on the Dallas Buyers Club Ruling, which required ISPs to provide details of Australian customers who had illegally downloaded the movie to the company that owns the rights to the movie.

Read more...

Changes at Twitter

Lots of changes at Twitter this week, some technical changes and some corporate changes.

Read more...

Pew Research: GenY get most news from Facebook

New research from Pew has shown that in America, the Millennial generation (Gen Y) is going to Facebook for their political news.

Read more...

Book Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson’s new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, looks at the other side of the participatory net: the revival of public shaming.

Read more...