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Google’s funding of academic research, which helps the multinational technology giant gain influence in setting public policy, extends into Australia. An investigation in the US has revealed that Google paid scholars millions of dollars to produce hundreds of papers supporting its policy interests. The Google Transparency Project identified 329 research […]
Wikipedia is taking on the Australian government in a campaign calling for copyright law reform. The online encyclopaedia has started displaying top-of-page banners for Australian users urging the country to enact “fair use” provisions, which has been recommended in six reports since 1998, but never adopted. Fair use allows copyrighted […]
The Beastie Boys have countersued the toy startup GoldieBlox for copyright infringement and are demanding profits gained from the company’s recent campaign, reviving a legal battle over a GoldieBlox ad that featured a parody of the Beastie Boys song “Girls.” GoldieBlox began as the Kickstarter project of Stanford engineer Debbie […]