This lecture will give a brief overview of copyright law generally. For some background, see:
Australian Copyright Council
There have been a number of interesting Australian cases dealing with copyright infringement, see for example:
Stevens v Sony
The iiNet case will be discussed in detail in the Liability of ISPs lecture.
We will also discuss how other countries treat piracy:
US - Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and the case of Napster
UK - Ditigal Economy Bill, and the recent case of Newzbin
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This website has some useful links and references: http://www.epiphanysolutions.co.uk/article-index/rights-and-laws-of-the-internet/
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