The Copyright Amendment Bill from 2015 is getting the dust blown off it as Village Roadshow get set to hit the Federal Court to have "piracy site" SolarMovie blocked by all Australian ISPs. It's going to be a high-profile test case of the new laws, but it's just the start of something bigger with Foxtel tipped to be next off the blocks.
Apple is taking a stand on privacy with Tim Cook penning an extensive missive explaining why he isn't providing the FBI with a way to unlock the iPhone 5C belonging to Tashfeen Malik -- half of the couple who killed 14 people on December 2 in San Bernardino, California. It's a hot-button topic with opinion very much divided on the morality of Apple's steadfast refusal.
In less ominous news, Mobile World Congress gets underway soon and Samsung is teasing its Galaxy S7 phone with a series of increasingly bizarre videos that have included showing the new phone to a llama and getting it to, well, paint what it saw.
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Village goes to war
- Village Roadshow launches site-blocking action, but the fight's just beginning
- Three strikes out: Anti-piracy scheme shelved over 'prohibitive' costs
Apple stands its ground
- Tim Cook hits back at 'chilling' order for iPhone 'backdoor'
- Google CEO offers some support for Apple in encryption battle
Mobile World Congress 2016
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