ACTA - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Three strikes file sharing bill passed in New Zealand

    The Australian entertainment industry may still be in talks with internet service providers (ISPs) about movie privacy but in New Zealand, some groups are celebrating the passing of an illegal file sharing bill.

  • ACTA treaty could pressure future changes for Aussie laws: EFA

    Although the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will not require any immediate changes to Australian laws, the Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) has expressed concern over potential future pressures on Australian copyright control from other countries.

  • Updated: Internet Industry of Australia backs new ACTA draft

    The Internet Industry of Australia (IIA) has given its tick of approval of the recently released Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement (ACTA), praising the lack of a ‘three strikes’ rule which would have seen repeated copyright infringers barred from the internet.

  • DFAT releases ACTA anti-piracy draft

    The Federal government has released the latest draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) following the conclusion of the final round of discussions on the controversial intellectual property protection initiative at the weekend.

  • ACTA anti-piracy negotiations conclude

    The Japanese Government has confirmed that the 11th and final round of the negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) have been concluded.

  • EU parliamentarians criticize anti-counterfeiting deal

    The proposed multilateral Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has hit a stumbling block over the liability of ISPs in allowing customers access to peer-to-peer file-sharing sites and the inclusion of geographic indicators.

  • iiNet braces for AFACT appeal

    Have you ever received a letter from your Internet provider for downloading something you shouldn’t have? Like a movie or an album?

  • US copyright official discounts ACTA concerns

    U.S. copyright official Steven Tepp said Tuesday he doesn't understand many of the current objections to the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a 37-nation effort to enforce copyright and counterfeit laws across international borders.

  • Cybercrime tops Attorneys General meeting

    The Federal and State government attorney generals have agreed to establish a National Cybercrime Working Group to coordinate a response to online threats, including the increasing rate of bullying.

  • iiNet plays down ACTA draft

    iiNet chief regulatory officer, Steve Dalby, has poured cold water on so-called “conspiracy theories” about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

  • ACTA to spur online content deals

    With the shadow of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) hanging over the local Internet industry, now is the time for ISPs to strike commercial agreements with content providers, rendering the anti-piracy treaty superfluous, Professor of Law and Director of the UTS Communications Law Centre, Michael Fraser, has argued.

  • Counterfeiting treaty, now public, confirms critics' fears

    ACTA, the anticounterfeiting trade agreement that has ignited debate over its provisions for clamping down on copyright abuse on the Internet, was made public Wednesday, but the fears it sparked while it was being negotiated secretly will not go away any time soon, according to people in the IT industry, telecom industry and civil liberties groups.