Stephen Conroy can apparently override the laws of physics and statistics ("Net's not so special: Conroy", smh.com.au, April 1). His statement that his filtering is "100 per cent accurate - no overblocking, no underblocking and no impact on speeds" is an impossibility. Anything that adds even a single line of..read more
THE ABC last night pushed ahead of the commercial free-to-air television networks in the new media arena by introducing a new computer download service that provides five channels of ABC programs, which can be seen when and where viewers choose.
Last month a draft document titled Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement appeared on the internet. It proposes a draconian response to copyright infringement, including the right to search laptops and iPods for illegally copied music or video files and the imposition of "deterrent-level penalties". It isn't just aimed at commercial piracy -..read more
In a week where tens of thousands of Victorians went online to download illegal copies of Underbelly - a figure that will almost certainly prove the tip of the iceberg - conventional television broadcasting has never looked so old. The only thing creaking along behind it is the legal system,..read more