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The two major parties in the Australian Government are scrambling to hash together amendments to the controversial Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 which is currently before the House of Representatives. We haven’t seen any amendments over the past few days (and a few independents haven’t too […]

Rushed Mandatory Data Retention Legislation


There’s a post up on Labor leader Bill Shorten’s site addressing Labor’s position in regards to the draft mandatory metadata retention legislation and specifically to recommendations included in the Parliamentary Joint Committee report, released late Friday. Honestly, it’s not very encouraging.  I really think Labor should be outright blocking the […]

Key issues with the proposed mandatory data retention law




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NEWS RELEASE                                The Internet Society of Australia has urged its members and all interested parties to take advantage of the opportunity to comment on the draft Online Copyright Infringement Code released today. Following a period for public comment a finalised Code will be submitted in April for registration by the […]

Internet Society urges public comment on draft Online Copyright Infringement ...


via Maira Sutton, Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation Electronic Frontier Foundation - www.eff.org Hi there, A lot has happened on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) front these past couple months. There was another major leak of a recent draft of the TPP’s Intellectual Property chapter that confirmed that many of […]

Fight secret copyright deals: a global TPP teach-in




The Day We Fight BackFebruary 11th 2014. All, An international day of action has been called for tomorrow against mass surveillance. If you can join, please add your support to this cause. We are calling for adoption of the necessary and proportionate principles of oversight and privacy protection. More information […]

The day we fight back!


The Internet Society has released a statement in relation to the recent decision regarding the United States’ FCC’s net neutrality rules. 14 January 2014 “Today, the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals in the United States issued a major decision with regards to the Federal Communication Commission’s Open Internet rules. The […]

Internet Society Statement on Network Neutrality Ruling in the United ...



The following statement was issued by ISOC: Internet Society Expresses Concern over Impact of IntellectualProperty Rights Provisions in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement(TPP) Draft 18 November 2013 The Internet Society is concerned that the global Internet may be harmed if countries adopt Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) provisions contained in the recently leaked […]

Internet Society statement regarding the TPP