Stories by Darren Pauli

Court upholds right to copy lucrative databases

The directories in the Yellow Pages, RealEstate.com and TV Week are at risk of being poached after the dismissal of a copyright case last week, legal experts say. The revelations have left the industry reeling from what legal experts predict will be a boom in opportunistic upstart companies created to scrape million-dollar investments and score an easy slice of lucrative profits.

Digital economy misses out amid feted NBN

The viability of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is at risk after the budget failed to address how it will be used by government departments, according to the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

NSW lands board invests in virtualisation

The NSW Rural Lands Protection Board (RLPB) has splurged A$300,000 (NZ$385,700) on sweeping communication and datacentre upgrades, including a state-wide IP network and a fleet of servers with virtualisation software.

Australia's Web blacklist leaked

The secretive Internet filter blacklist held by the communications watchdog ACMA has been leaked, revealing the government has understated the amount of banned Web pages by more than 1000.

Bushfires whip up online storm

Thousands of people from around the world have taken to Twitter to post messages of support for Victorians affected by the worst bushfires in the country's history.

NBN officially closed, Telstra still mum on bid

Bids for Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) are in and the tender is closed, signalling the end of the year-long battle that has seen vicious fighting between contenders and harsh criticism of the government's broadband policies.

Internet industry backs iiNet in copyright fight

The Australian Internet industry has supported iiNet in its defence against legal action filed by the leading US media giants and the Seven Network, which experts say could force providers to police peer-to-peer traffic if the Federal Court rules in favour of the plaintiffs.