Fitzroyalty

Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

everything you’re being told about internet piracy is wrong

Yesterday’s Online Copyright Infringement Forum was a joke. It can be argued that the unauthorised reproduction of digital goods cannot be considered theft in the physical sense according to existing laws. Australian consumers are being exploited by content owners, who charge unreasonable amounts for content with no justification for the price differences between other countries and Australia.…

Fitzroy history book reprinted

The City of Yarra Libraries has just reprinted a few hundred copies of Fitzroy: Melbourne’s First Suburb, a history of Fitzroy that’s been out of print for years and impossible to find in secondhand bookshops. It’s on sale at any branch of Yarra Libraries for $55.…

Tripadvisor responds to an accusation of copyright theft by engaging in more copyright theft

A little over a year ago I wrote about how I discovered that some photos I had taken and published in my reviews had been stolen and republished without permission by Tripadvisor. After spending considerable time and effort finding the deliberately obscured means to contact them to complain, complain I did and I insisted that the images be removed.…

Fairfax wants you to pay them to publish your photos

Yesterday I received an unwanted email from Fairfax. It concerned the Clique Photographers Association, which is their new ‘exclusive photography community’. They want you to pay them $50 (or $25 if you’re one of the few who subscribes to them) to enter monthly photo competitions, where the winners will have their work published in print and online.…