I am pleased to announce that we have officially launched Digital Rights Watch, a new advocacy organisation to protect the human rights of Australian internet users. I am the Deputy Chair of this new non-profit. We have a great Board
The South Australian Supreme Court this week found that Google is legally responsible when its search results link to defamatory content on the web. In this long-running case, Dr Janice Duffy has been trying for more than six years to
Speakers and participants at the recent Global Digital Currency Conversation (GDCC) Summit in Brisbane believe the current regime of banking and finance regulation is struggling to accommodate peer-to-peer digital currency transactions. Appropriate regulation must address the needs of commercial users,
At the 2014 Internet Governance Forum, the Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility met to discuss the role of private intermediaries in enforcing social norms and law. One of the most interesting points made by Rebecca McKinnon was that corporations have
Originally posted on The Conversation by Nic Suzor and Alex Button-Sloan Governments around the world want to know a lot about who we are and what we’re doing online and they want communications companies to help them find it. We
Originally posted on The Conversation by Nicolas Suzor and Alex Button-Sloan. The Australian Government has proposed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should monitor and punish Australians who download and infringe copyright. In a discussion paper circulated by Attorney-General George Brandis, and
Originally posted on The Conversation, by Suzannah Wood and Nic Suzor. China’s biggest search engine has a constitutional right to filter its search results, a US court found last month. But that’s just the start of the story. Eight New
Originally published in The Conversation Australia wants to foster innovation in a digital economy, but our copyright laws discourage businesses from investing in new technologies and make it harder for individuals to access the knowledge upon which innovation is based.