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The Federal Court has decided against Optus for breaching the Trade Practices Act 1974 by engaging is misleading and deceptive conduct through the advertising of its 'THINK BIGGER' and 'SUPERSONIC' broadband plans. It's disappointing to see Optus in this position when it could have been avoided by not only being honest, but also by Optus proactively abandoning 64kbps as a 'shaped' speed, replacing it with a marginally more realistic 256kbps or better 512kbps minimum.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 04 August 2010 21:17

AFACT: Time to change business model?

The long-running copyright case between ISP iiNet and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) looks to have come full circle, with one Federal Court judge musing out loud that there is a commercial solution to the issue, regardless of what is decided by the bench.

Published in Technology Regulation

AFACT's appeal against their loss in the iiNet copyright infringement case commenced in the Federal Court today.  It would appear that they are presenting the same half-truths that were peddled in the original case.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

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