Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Amazon to Bring Alexa to New 'Smart Glasses' Wearable Device: report
Toshiba Has Chosen Japan-U.S.-South Korea Group For its Chip Unit: reports
Pimax Launches First 8K VR Headset
New Amazon Fire HD 10: 1080p Full HD Display, Faster Performance, for $150
CyberLink Introduces 360 Video Editing Tools with PowerDirector 16 and Director Suite 6
Pioneer Introduces New CDJ-2000NXS2-W and DJM-900NXS2-W
AUO Presents 85-inch 8K4K Bezel-less TV Display
South Korean Government Wants to Stop Technology "Leaks" to China
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Google Warns Against Changes to Australian Copyright Law


Internet search-engine giant Google has warned that proposed changes to Australia's copyright laws could drive the country back to "the pre-Internet era".

The warning came in a submission to Australia's senate on legislation Google said could open the way for copyright owners to take legal action against search engines for caching and archiving.

"Given the vast size of the Internet, it is impossible for a search engine to contact personally each owner of a web page to determine whether the owner desires its web page to be searched, indexed or cached," Google said Tuesday.

"If such advanced permission was required, the internet would promplty grind to a halt," Google's senior counsel and head of public policy Andrew McLaughlin told the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee.

Such requirements would "condemn the Australian public to the pre-internet era and will place them at a serious competitive disadvantage with those in other countries who have such access," McLaughlin said.

The Australian government says the new laws are designed to keep up with the fast pace of technological change, but McLaughlin said they failed to take into account the reality of how information was processed and provided online.

"Google believes that the bill fails significantly to bring Australia's Copyright Act fully into the digital age," it said.

Google has been locked in copyright disputes with several content providers globally, including Agence France-Presse, who have complained the Internet giant had used their material without permission or compensation.


Previous
Next
Nokia to Release TV Phone        All News        Sony NEC Optiarc Aims High
Media, Financial Services, Travel and Automotive Companies Will Lead Online Advertising Spending Over the Next Five Years     General Computing News      Adobe and Mozilla to Open Source Flash Player Scripting Engine

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google to Launch Pixel 2 Smartphone October 4
Consumer Watchdog Accuses Google of Manipulating Search Results to Defend Law that Enables Sex Trafficking
Google Appeals Against EU Anti-trust Fine, Facebook Fined 1.2 Million Euros
European Governments Want to Tax Digital Giants' Revenues
Google to Detail Titan Security Chip for Cloud Services
Google Home Now Supports Free Calls
Google is Getting Ready For New European Data Protection Rules With Privacy Website
Google Fires Employee Over Anti-diversity Memo
Google is Developing technology for Snapchat-like media Content
Google Adds SOS Alerts to Search and Maps
Alphabet Earns More Cash Despite Antitrust Fine
Google Embrace News Feed on Mobile With Personalized 'Feed'

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .