R18+ for games campaign launched

r18, games, censorship, efa, r18games A recent report indicates that the South Australian Attorney-General, The Hon Michael Atkinson MP, has dug in his heels and refused to make the discussion paper on Australia's lack of an R18+ rating for games public. A spokesperson for the Victorian Attorney-General, Rob Hulls, has said that “it now appears Read more about R18+ for games campaign launched[…]

DFAT briefing on the current state of ACTA

dfat, acta, copyright, enforcement, trademark, treaty Today I attended a briefing session on ACTA hosted by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). I felt it was a good meeting, and I really got the sense that DFAT were interested in public participation. There was a good deal of frustration on both sides Read more about DFAT briefing on the current state of ACTA[…]

IceTV: Day one of the High Court hearing

copyright, icetv, database, high court, originality Yesterday was the first day of the IceTV v Channel Nine appeal. Here's some links to follow: A good article by Brian Fitzgerald and Ben Atkinson on the issues: Third Party Copyright and Public Information Infrastructure/Registries: How much copyright tax must the public pay? A writeup on the first Read more about IceTV: Day one of the High Court hearing[…]

Digital constitutionalism: the governance of virtual communities, part 3: principles of …

digital constitutionalism, governance, virtual communities, interpretation, public interest, common law This is an outline of the third part of my thesis. Comments appreciated. See Part 1 and Part 2 for more background. Contract law may be the most prominent area of law which affects the governance of virtual communities, but it is by no means Read more about Digital constitutionalism: the governance of virtual communities, part 3: principles of …[…]

Digital constitutionalism: the governance of virtual communities, part 1

digital constitutionalism, participant rights, virtual communities, virtual worlds, governance, thesis I am finally beginning to write up my thesis. What follows is the first half of the argument I plan to present. This will hopefully provide the structure for identifying the problem and the context of the argument. Comments welcome – what have I missed Read more about Digital constitutionalism: the governance of virtual communities, part 1[…]