What Would It Take To Stop You Pirating?

Legislation to stop you illegally downloading movies and TV shows looks set to hit the Parliament soon. It’s likely to bring with it a big stick to try to stop you downloading your content on the sly. It’s one cog in the machine which may kill piracy dead in Australia this year. So let’s get right down to it: what would it take to stop you pirating content?


South Korea Has Charged Uber's CEO With Operating Illegal Taxi Rings

Almost 30 people associated with Uber — including its CEO Travis Kalanick — have been charged in South Korea on suspicion of operating illegal taxi services in the country.


Uber Sydney Blasts Registered Users, Asks Them To Complain To NSW Politicians

It’s no secret that Uber Sydney and the NSW Government don’t see eye-to-eye. Now Uber is trying to get its users to fight the battle for it by contacting candidates ahead of the upcoming State Election.


The Silk Road Mastermind Just Applied For A Retrial

Last month, it took a jury of peers just four hours to convict Ross Ulbricht on seven counts related to his running of The Silk Road. But Ulbricht isn’t giving up that easy — his lawyer has applied for a do-over.


Kim Dotcom Dubbed A 'Fugitive' So The US Can Keep His Money

Mega and Kim Dotcom have had a rough time of it, with complex ongoing legal battles that have sapped his few remaining funds. Part of the problem is that US holds all his money and assets and are doing their best to keep it all for themselves.


iiNet Pays $204,000 Fine Over Dodgy Naked Broadband Ads

It’s a bittersweet day for iiNet. After being announced as the first unmetered partner for Netflix, it has been revealed the ISP has to pay the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) the handsome sum of $204,000 over dodgy Naked Broadband ads.


Ericsson Is Suing To Block Sales Of iPhones In The US

Ericsson has announced that it’s filing seven new lawsuits in a US court against Apple for infringing its patents — and it’s asking the US International Trade Commission to block iPhones from sale too.


Apple Has To Pay $US533 Million For A Patent Infringement Within iTunes

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has ruled that Apple must pay $US532.9 million because iTunes infringed three patents owned by a Texas-based patent licensing called company Smartflash.


NSW Police Officers Will Use The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 On The Streets To Tackle Crime

In a bid to make NSW Police officers more effective on the beat, 500 of them have been given a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a bunch of cop-friendly apps.