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Interview with The New Daily – Why more Australians are kicking the piracy habit

Spoke with Alana Mitchelson (@AlanaMitchelson) from The New Daily about the decline in piracy in Australia. You can read the article here: Why more Australians are kicking the piracy habit – https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2018/02/21/piracy-websites-illegal-download-movies/ Keep Reading

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Amazon’s new Grand Tour series could be the next illegal download victim

Nicolas Suzor, Queensland University of Technology and Marc C-Scott, Victoria University The much awaited new car show, The Grand Tour, launches on Amazon Prime today, Friday November 18. The show is hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, all former presenters of the BBC’s popular Top Gear series. All three signed a three… Keep Reading

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Why the drop in illegal movie downloads in Australia?

There has been a decline in online piracy in Australia, according to a report by the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) released this week at the Australian International Movie Convention, on the Gold Coast. There is no doubt that piracy in Australia is far higher than many other countries. But why are the figures actually… Keep Reading


TV shifts from hero to zero, but even Netflix can’t kill pirating

Analyst firm UBS this week placed a halt on any growth by the Australian television networks in 2016. Instead of the previous forecast 2% growth, UBS is now predicting zero growth in the TV market. The long-term projection was also adjusted to 0.5%, down from a previous analyses which projected 2% growth. As predicted, the… Keep Reading


There are better ways to combat piracy than blocking websites

The Senate passed controversial anti-piracy legislation, the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, last night. But it’s not so clear whether the legislation will actually achieve its stated ends of reducing piracy, and it might be easily circumvented by the public. Arguably, the media industry can do more to prevent piracy by making content more… Keep Reading

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