Tagged: internet

NBN – To Be or Not to Be // UFB -Steady as she goes - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Aug 10, 2010

As we approach the Australian federal elections, the future of NBN (National Broadband Network) is on the chopping block. I follow passionately the current debate, because the outcome, whichever way it goes, will have major repercussions for Australia’s economy. I have written about this project several times in the past, and am a firm believer in the long-term benefits of … Read More

Internet Censure — Big Brother in our neck of the woods? - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Dec 17, 2009

A battle of words is raging in Australia over the Government’s decision to impose internet filtering, ie censure on the web sites we are allowed to visit. The right of free speech seems to be fragile under the present Minister Steve Conroy and his Labour majority. Here are some of the comments published yesterday and today: “Welcome to National … Read More

Are the days of torrenting numbered? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 16, 2009

The Government has just released a cabinet paper outlining proposed amendments to the Copyright Act to battle widespread illegal downloading of copyrighted material. Many will remember the backlash earlier in the year when the infamous section 92a proposal was nearly passed into law. It would have allowed internet providers to disconnect those suspected of illegally downloading copyright material … Read More