Request for Member Submissions on Data Retention FAQ

The Mandatory Data Retention Bill has been the topic of many conversations in our industry over the past months, with the Bill being passed by both houses of Parliament on 26 March 2015.

The Western Australian Internet Association (WAIA) has been in communication with a number of industry groups to keep informed on this issue. We are currently working with the groups such as the Internet Society of Australia, who have been invited to join the Data Retention Implementation Plan (DRIP) Working Group along which includes organisations such as Optus and Telstra.

Dallas Buyers Club Decision – What does it mean for ISPs

By Alan Arnott and Michael Langenheim

Alan Arnott is a Technology Lawyer with Arnotts Technology Lawyers and Michael Langenheim is a Barrister at 4th Floor Selborne Chambers.

Perram J of the Federal Court has handed down his decision in the preliminary discovery application made by the owners of copyright in the film the Dallas Buyers Club against six ISPs (the biggest being iiNet): Dallas Buyers Club v iiNet [2015] FCA 317.

ABC joins IX Australia network

IX Australia is excited to announce the provisioning of the ABC to the Sydney peering exchange, NSW-IX.

“Bringing the ABC to our network, with its popular content platform iView, is a great benefit to our members,” said WAIA President Pawel Mrugalski.

“We are dedicated to our Sydney peers by bringing new services and content onto the network fabric.”

“IX Australia has become a key Internet exchange within NSW which has a focused on delivering a sustained quality product and member network,” said Mrugalski.

An update on the Dallas Buyers Club Piracy Actions

By Alan Arnott and Michael Langenheim
Alan Arnott is a Technology Lawyer with Arnotts Technology Lawyers and Michael Langenheim is a Barrister at 4th Floor Selborne Chambers.

Dallas Buyers Club LLC (DBC) is the copyright owner or an entity with the right to distribute in Australia the Oscar winning film Dallas Buyers Club, which was released in the US in late 2013. DBC has recently commenced court proceedings in Australia. The case is of importance to all Australian ISPs and its outcome should be of interest to all WAIA members.

IX Australia extends services to New Zealand

The IX Australia network is pleased to launch a new peering service in New Zealand.

Auckland IX (ALK-IX) is a carrier-neutral peering exchange service, initially available within The Data Centre at 220 Queen St Auckland.

“The launch of ALK-IX is a natural expansion for the services we offer,” said IX-Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller. “We are currently offering free trials on this service for six months and encourage all interested peers to connect.”

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