I really enjoyed talking about feminism, online abuse, and regulation at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art recently. You can watch the video below. We were told that new technology would unshackle women from the domestic duties of the home, and yet in the 21st century women’s experience of online and social media is one of[…]
This ARC DECRA fellowship seeks to understand how internet content is moderated and policed across copyright, defamation, and abusive speech (particularly racial and gendered hate speech). It seeks to develop systems to protect the due process and free speech rights of individuals from illegitimate takedown requests, while better protecting people from abuse and harm.
We’ve just lodged two submissions to the Attorney-General’s Department consultation on Online Copyright Infringement. The first submission is from the QUT IP & Innovation Law research group. This submission gives a good overview of a few important points: Copyright infringement in Australia at the moment should be thought of as predominantly a market problem, and[…]
Today I presented an outline of my research at QUT Law School‘s lunchtime research seminars. This project examines new models for producing knowledge and cultural goods – books, films, and music – through collective action. For a long time, copyright scholars have assumed that apart from some limited public subsidies, a private property right in[…]
Last month, I was interviewed by 4ZzZ’s Zed Games show on the introduction of an R18+ rating in Australia. The show also includes an interview with Gamers 4 Croydon. You can grab the mp3 here: 20100218-ZedGames-R18-EFA-G4C. Thanks a lot to Ray and Chani for having me on the show. It’s great to see a gaming[…]
There has been a lot of discussion about the recent changes to the South Australian Electoral Act 1985, and in particular the amendment to s 116 which extends the requirement of attribution to the internet. The law seems poorly drafted and unworkable, but it may not pose as much of a threat as is suspected.[…]