links for 2011-03-16

  • Apple is back in the Federal Court tomorrow, facing a copyright infringement claim from Australian TV production company Jigsaw Entertainment. If Apple loses, it and every other software distributor could be forced to look more closely at the apps they sell — an expensive proposition.
  • Saudi forces are preparing to intervene in neighbouring Bahrain, after a day of clashes between police and protesters who mounted the most serious challenge to the island's royal family since demonstrations began a month ago.
  • The dust has barely settled on the AFACT vs iiNet court case, but it seems it’s never too early to hold secret meetings about changing copyright law to be friendlier to the entertainment industry. John Hilvert at ITNews has uncovered that the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is trying to offer extensive new powers for IP rights holders.
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