Pirate Bay Founder Might Have To Carry His Dad's Coffin While In Handcuffs

Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi is the co-founder of The Pirate Bay, currently serving an eight-month prison sentence in Sweden for his work on the site. While in prison, tragedy struck his family, as an illness claimed the life of Peter’s father. As the family makes preparations for the funeral, Peter’s brother reports that the Pirate Bay co-founder may be forced to carry his father’s coffin in handcuffs.


Guys, We Need To Talk About Your Dick Pics.

Meet Peter. Peter has been sentenced to a three-year jail term this week. Why? Because he sent unsolicited photos of his junk to women after stealing their phone numbers from his work database. It’s believed he’s the first to be jailed for unsolicited sexting. Guys, it’s time to talk about your dick pics.


Australian Man Jailed For Unsolicited Sexting

A New South Wales man has been thrown in the slammer this week for sending unsolicited “sexts” to nine women.


Federal Court Of Australia: Patents On Genes Are Totally Fine

While the legal system plays catch-up with the ever-changing facets of the Digital Age, so to are the medical sciences trying to figure out lawtastic minefields such as stem cell research, cloning and genetics. That last one in particular featured recently in a decision handed down by Federal Court of Australia, with its sitting judges ruling that yes, companies can indeed patent genes.


Australian Court Decides That Breast Cancer Mutation Gene Can Be Patented

The Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia has today decided that a private company is within its rights to hold a patent on a specific mutation in a breast cancer gene, which experts say could lead to a derailment of research and an eventual cure.


Australian Government Finally Moving To Close Tax Loopholes, Even The Australia Tax

Both the current Coalition and previous Labor Governments have long been looking to close tax loopholes that have seen big multi-nationals able to shift profit offshore in order to allegedly avoid paying tax in the Australian market. After a concerted effort by both sides of politics, those loopholes are slowly being closed according to Treasurer Joe Hockey.


Village Roadshow's Submission To The Government's Copyright Crackdown Consultation Is Bonkers

It’s our job here at Gizmodo to bring you the news in the most informative and impartial fashion as we can, but every now and then we see something that’s just so insane that it can’t pass without comment. Village Roadshow Australia’s submission to the government’s copyright consultation was released yesterday, and it’s nuts.


ACCC Chairman Speaks: Here's Why We're Suing Valve

When it comes to win/loss ratios, the ACCC has a pretty impressive strike rate. It’s won cases against some of the world’s biggest companies over how they do business in Australia, and now the Australian consumer watchdog and it’s consumer champion in chief, Chairman Rod Sims, is on the warpath against Valve, one of the world’s biggest video game companies.


The ACCC Is Suing Valve [Updated]

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has just announced that it’s taking legal action against Steam creator Valve over its refund policy.


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