Articles posted by Colin Jacobs

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EFA Chair.
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I'd like to quickly update our members and supporters with a few bits of EFA news. Things have been outwardly quiet recently; although we have been active behind the scenes and in the media, commenting on issues such as privacy, … Continue reading

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy went in to bat for the Labor Government's mandatory internet filter again, reaffirming the commitment to the unpopular policy. Nothing has changed since earlier debates; the filter still has the same problems it has always had … Continue reading

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Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) today welcomed the release of draft guidelines for the classification of computer games that includes an adults-only category. "Australia is the only developed country where computer games with adult themes are seized at the docks," said … Continue reading

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There's little sign that the global copyright war will let up any time soon. Wherever you go, the content industries are working hard to secure stronger "protections" for intellectual property and tougher penalties against those who infringe against these protections. … Continue reading

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Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) today urged skepticism about claims that piracy is costing thousands of jobs in Australia. The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) yesterday released a study,"Economic consequences of movie piracy", purporting to show that movie downloading is … Continue reading

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