US halts internet 'six strikes' anti-piracy scheme

US halts internet 'six strikes' anti-piracy scheme

Image copyrightiStock Image caption The nature of piracy has changed in recent yearsA controversial programme that could have seen persistent content-pirates have their internet access cut off, has been stopped in the US. The Copyright Alert System (Cas), notified internet subscribers whose accounts had been used to download copyrighted content for free. Copyright holders hailed the scheme a success, despite its closure. But critics said there was no evidence to show that the system had brought down piracy levels. Content bodies, such as the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America…

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WA strikes deal on NDIS with Commonwealth at last

WA strikes deal on NDIS with Commonwealth at last

Posted February 01, 2017 09:12:49 Western Australia and the Federal Government have finalised a bilateral agreement to operate a state-run version of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the state. The two parties had announced in early December they would begin final negotiations on the agreement. Unlike other states, which are run under a centralised system, the WA model of the NDIS will be locally run and administered. It will be rolled out from July next year, and it is estimated about 39,000 people will be part of the…

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‘It’s a date night again, bro’

‘It’s a date night again, bro’

STEVE Price and Nazeem Hussain’s balancing skills will be put to the test in the latest I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! challenge. The radio shock jock and the comedian are set to take on the Slip ‘n’ Slide Tucker trial, competing in the Tucker Trial to get food for their campmates including Casey Donovan, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Dane Swan and Lisa Curry. They’ll be suspended over a river in two large perspex rectangular tubes, similar to a seesaw, with one celebrity having to communicate with the other…

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New stadium sees the light with LEDs

New stadium sees the light with LEDs

PERTH’S new stadium won’t have the most seats in the country, but it will have the most lights. A state-of-the-art LED lighting system promises to rival world-class European sporting arenas. Unlike Domain Stadium and the WACA, the lights are part of the 60,000 seat structure and are built into the roof. Premier Colin Barnett said the lighting system had not been seen before in Australia. “They’re energy efficient. So bright lights, so great for television coverage and great for the whole effect,” he said. The 850 LEDs will circle Perth…

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US President brings favorites for Supreme Court justice to Washington to build suspense, sources say

US President brings favorites for Supreme Court justice to Washington to build suspense, sources say

Story highlights Judges Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman are the favorites for Trump’s Supreme Court nomination Trump has scheduled the announcement for 8 p.m. Tuesday night at the White House The move comes as there were increasing indications that Gorsuch will be Trump’s choice, sources briefed on the White House deliberations tell CNN. One source said that Gorsuch was told it was likely him. Those close to the process warn that until it is announced, Trump could change his mind. Gorsuch is in Washington, according to one source close to…

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