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Law Council of Australia Warns Data Retention Regime Could Affect Pirates

As part of a review into Australia’s mandatory data retention regime, a submission by the Law Society of Australia warns that pirates could be affected due to loopholes in the legislation. Any move to criminalize file-sharing in future, for example, could leave Internet users’ entire download histories open to exposure. Retention of telecommunications metadata is […]

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EU Council of Ministers Approve Copyright Directive, Including Article 17 (13)

The EU Council of Ministers has approved the Copyright Directive, which includes the controversial Article 17 (formerly 13). The legislation was voted through by a majority of EU ministers just a few minutes ago, despite opposition from Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Finland, and Sweden. Back in 2016, the European Commission announced plans to modernize EU copyright […]