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.
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.”
The IX Australia network enjoys continued growth with the successful launch of new POPs in Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.
“The IX Australia network has launched ACT-IX, having taken over the operation of TransIX in the iiNet Data Centre, our first peering point in the nation’s capital,” said IX-Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller. “This service is free to any of our members who are currently peering on another fabric, similar to our peering point in South Australia (SA-IX).”
It was great to catch up with our members at the 2014 WAIA AGM in September. WAIA was pleased to once again stream the AGM online, with special thanks to the Perth Linux Users Group (PLUG).
WAIA President, Pawel Mrugalski reported on WAIA's developments over the past year, including strong growth for IX Australia, the launch of the WAIA Members Portal and improvements to our peering services through upgrading to the Extreme Network. You can download a copy of the President's Report here.