Child exploitation material (CEM) is sexually abusive images of children that are typically disseminated via the internet. This paper reviews recent literature to establish a profile of those who view or collect CEM.
Governments around the world are tightening control over citizens’ data and using claims of “fake news” to suppress dissent and erode trust in the internet, as well as the foundations of democracy, according to this report.
According to this new Pew Research Center analysis, most sub-Saharan Africans feel positively about the role the internet plays in their country. Large majorities say the increasing use of the internet has had a good influence on education in their country, and half or more...
This publication provides librarians, archivists, curators, and others who work to preserve software, with a tool to guide their reasoning about when and how to employ fair use—the legal doctrine that allows many value-added uses of copyrighted materials—in the most common situations they currently face....
The purpose of this consultation is to seek submissions from a range of stakeholders, including industry and data users, on the ACCC’s proposed Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR).
This technical report outlines the collection and analyses of internet job-postings data, how they compare with other sources of data and their limitations.
IFLA's Net Neutrality Toolkit aims to provide readers (libraries and library associations) with a clear yet coincise description of what net neutrality is, and ideas of how librarians can fight to maintain a free, unhindered internet.
This topic paper describes the broadband network and explains basic broadband service metrics and performance measures. The paper also considers the underlying technology and how this has developed over time and improved broadband performance in New Zealand and internationally.
This discussion paper is the starting point of two reviews inviting stakeholders and interested parties to provide their views about the Online Safety Act and the Online Content Scheme in Schedules 5 and 7 to the BSA, which regulates the internet industry and content services...
In a time of endless globalised information flows, Australia must defend its democratic political discussion.
Inequality has many faces, and exists both within and between many societal groups. In this analysis, the face of inequality that we explore is people’s access to new ultra-fast broadband technologies. Such access may be instrumental in improving an individual’s place within society in this...
The review’s key finding is that the current management framework is no longer fit-for-purpose. This report recommends reforming auDA’s management framework to support improved transparency, stakeholder engagement, consultation and accountability.
This report presents the findings of a preliminary inquiry into the nature of and the risks arising from misuse of the Domain Name System (DNS), and how criminological and regulatory approaches can assist in minimising risks of such misuse.
Internet commerce currently accounts for only a small proportion of the Australian retail market but is growing rapidly. As a result of this growth, Australian businesses are experiencing increased competition from overseas firms using the internet to directly market to Australian consumers.
This report argues that with internet service becoming ever more central to modern social, political and economic life, access to functional and affordable broadband, like access to running water and electricity, must be available to all.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the term used to describe the growing number of devices being connected to the internet. This issues paper aims to give a broad overview of IoT issues to increase awareness and public discussion.
This report was produced for Australian Screen Association (ASA) to give an initial assessment of the efficacy of the site blocking of 5 sites implemented in Australia in December 2016, using data from 1 October 2016 up to 31 March 2017.
Archiving of the web is gradually increasing, and the number of both end users and knowledgeable practitioners are growing in concert. Communities of practice are coming into existence, and the rich literature described in this report is a testament to the vitality of this new...