Mark Newton and Jim Wallace debate filtering on Radio National

This morning on Radio National, Richard Aedy hosted Mark Newton and Jim Wallace to talk about mandatory ISP filtering. I found Jim Wallace's comments to be incredibly one-sided and almost completely lacking in rigour. Mark Newton spoke sensibly, but didn't seem to get past Wallace's blustering accusations. We need a lot more reason in this[…]

LCA2009 Reverse engineering, anti-circumvention, and other broken laws

LCA2009, LCA09, copyright, reverse engineering, s 47D, anti circumvention, modchips, foss, free software, drm I am about to run a presentation at Linux.conf.au 2009 in Hobart. I want to particularly talk about Section 47D of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Section 47D was a great affirmation of the right to reverse engineer computer programs for[…]