Copyright in the Trans-Pacific Partnership echoes past mistakes

This article, by Kimberlee Weatherall from the University of Sydney was originally published at The Conversation. See the original article. Ten years on from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Australia is entering another round of negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, we review Australian trade policy over the years […]

Celebrate Internet Freedom Day

EFA is joining Internet freedom groups from around the world to celebrate Internet Freedom  Day today (Friday, 18th January), to mark this movement’s milestones in the fight for Internet freedom. Check out some of our successes so far: In the U.S., the pro-Internet community made a stand against threats to freedom of speech and privacy […]

EFA welcomes Parliamentary recommendation to not ratify ACTA

EFA welcomes the recommendation from the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) of the Federal Parliament that Australia should not ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) at this time. EFA Secretary Kim Heitman said, “The Committee is to be congratulated for its astute assessment that the ACTA treaty should not be ratified while debate rages […]

Global Digital Civil Liberties: EFA’s Key Role

This guest post is written by Gwen Hinze, from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, for our series of blog posts on the importance of online civil liberties as part of EFA’s 2010 Fundraising Campaign … The Internet enables access to knowledge and new opportunities for freedom of expression for all the world’s citizens. Digital communications technologies […]

ACTA internet chapter leaked

Michael Geist is reporting that the text of the secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) chapter on internet enforcement has been leaked. As suspected, the text is unlikely to require major changes to Australian law, but it does do two very concerning things: Increased pressure on intermediaries (ISPs) to monitor and police their networks: in the […]