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Graham Burke, the co-chief of movie company Village Roadshow, is not going to go easy on pirates.

In an interview on SBS’s The Feed Tuesday, Burke said the company was preparing to sue people caught illegally downloading its film and television content.

When Australia’s new copyright infringement code comes into effect, those identified as pirating could find their details being handed over to content owners like Village Roadshow.

Released in February, the new code is an industry-led "three strikes" regime, also known as the Copyright Notice Scheme, which was created at the request of the Australian government Read more…

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Help change laws that are preventing Kiwis living in Australia from becoming Australian citizens
Context & Background ––– On Feb 26 2001 the Australian Government imposed harsh restrictions on New Zealand citizens arriving to live in Australia.
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elphie007 writes “Fourteen months after the Australian Parliament announced an inquiry into the disparity between IT pricing for Australian consumers, the Committee’s final report has been published. The report highlights the importance of IT in Australia, and that Australian consumers are frequently shafted in an uncomfortable manner when it comes to purchasing IT goods and services. With recommendations ranging from the removal of parallel importation restrictions to the possible banning of geo-blocking services, could this mean the end of US bound Adobe shopping trips and the beginning of pricing equality for Australian IT consumers? More reports/analysis is available here and here.”

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An anonymous reader writes “Australian telecommunications giant Telstra has for a decade been storing huge volumes of electronic communications carried between Asia and America for surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies. This includes not just the metadata, but the actual content of emails, online messages and phone calls. With the blessing of the Australian government Telstra agreed to route data through a ‘U.S. point of contact through a secure storage facility on U.S. soil that was staffed exclusively by U.S. citizens.’ The contract was prompted by Telstra’s decision to expand its business in Asia by taking control of hundreds of kilometers of undersea telecommunications cables. The deal started under the Liberal Party and continued under Labor. The Greens have demanded an explanation.”

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