Knowledge not so free

The founder of academic paper piracy site Sci-Hub, Alexandra Elbakyan, has remained defiant in the face of a court ruling that she must pay publisher Elsevier $15 million, declaring she has no intention of paying the funds even if she could afford it. A New York District court ruled in favour of Elsevier, granting their … Continue reading Knowledge not so free

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Google face EU fines for shopping search results manipulation

European Union regulators have hit Google with a record €2.4 billion fine for anti-competitive behaviour in using its search engine to unfairly push people towards its own online shopping platform. The fine adds to the long list of American technology companies who have fallen afoul of the EU regulators. Regulators found that Google had denied “consumers … Continue reading Google face EU fines for shopping search results manipulation

Government introduces minimum internet speed legislation

The Federal Government this week introduced legislation which would guarantee a minimum connection speed for all internet users in Australia. The Telecommunications Reform Package (TRP) would require any wholesale broadband provider - referred to as a Statutory Infrastructure Provider (SIP) - to guarantee speeds of at least 25mbps downstream and 5mbps upstream for all users, … Continue reading Government introduces minimum internet speed legislation