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Digital Rights, News - Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:41 - 16 Comments
news A key lobbyist for the anti-piracy group originally known as the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft enjoys a congenial email relationship with the secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department and other senior officials, a Freedom of Information request has revealed, with the lobbyist regularly using the channel to pass on anti-piracy propaganda.
Neil Gane (pictured) is a name well known to those who follow news around digital rights in Australia. The executive has been involved with several representative organisations focused on enforcing intellectual property rights locally, including the Motion Picture Association of America and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, with Gane acting as AFACT’s main spokesperson in its high-profile High Court piracy battle against Internet service provider iiNet. AFACT re-branded its operations to the Australian Screen Association in mid-2013 (PDF), with Gane continuing to lead the group.
However, what the Australian public may not have been aware of is just how close the executive’s links to the Attorney-General’s Department is. The department is the primary body in Australia responsible for overseeing the development of intellectual property law, and has regularly hosted talks between the ISP industry and content owners on intellectual property.
Last week technology media outlet ZDNet released the results of a Freedom of Information request which it had failed with the department. We recommend you click through for ZDNet’s article on the subject. Continue…
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