The working year has kicked off with a bang. A massive report on myGov and a massive new cultural policy, plus news on digital ID, streaming services, digital platforms, copyright, and even My Health Record. Remember that?Continue reading “Digital developments from Canberra 23”
Digital developments from Canberra 16
This morning Parliament wrapped up for 2022, and a whole bunch of important things happened â€” including the passing of legislation for the National Anti-Corruption Commission and bigger data breach penalties, and an interesting selection of new bills.Continue reading “Digital developments from Canberra 16”
Weekly Wrap 555: Laughing in Thai as the world burns
During my week of Monday 11 to Sunday 17 January 2021 the “situation” in the United States really was quite distracting. It’s hard to take your eyes off the world’s most powerful nation tearing itself apart. Still, I did get that Quiz livestream happening.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 555: Laughing in Thai as the world burns”
Talking Facebook vs news media on 1395 FIVEaa
The Australian government wants the online giants Facebook and Google to pay for links to news stories, and those companies are paying hardball. I spoke about the stoush this morning with David Penberton and Will Goodings on 1395 FIVEaa in Adelaide.Continue reading “Talking Facebook vs news media on 1395 FIVEaa”
Explaining the Cloud on ABC Melbourne
ABC Melbourne has a regular spot called “Explain This”. This week I was asked to join them to explain the Cloud.
In this edition of Explain This we delve into the cloud computing: what it is, and how it works.
Privacy and cyber-security journalist Stilgherrian gives you the lowdown on some of the stickier question involved with cloud computing such as can you erase things from it and do you actually even own your files once they are stored there.
Here’s the full 20-minute conversation with Lindy Burns as broadcast on Wednesday night.
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Talking copyright and web blocking on ABC 105.7 Darwin
As expected, last night the Australian parliament passed new laws enabling copyright-holders to take out Federal Court injunctions requiring internet service providers to block access to overseas websites that host infringing material.
Actually, as Andrew Colley wrote at CSO Online Australia, copyright-holders have to prove that the site’s “primary purpose” is to “facilitate” copyright infringement. His story outlines The Greens’ argument that the bar should be higher, requiring “flagrant” conduct.
Over at ZDNet, Josh Taylor wrote an excellent backgrounder, Village Roadshow’s long fury road to blocking piracy sites. Not a “furry road”, please note. That would be something slightly different.
This afternoon I spoke about some of these issues with afternoon presenter Lorna Perry at ABC 105.7 Darwin, and here’s that 11-minute convesation.
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