Lunchtime Wrap: Movie Piracy & Google Takedowns

Lunchtime Wrap: Movie Piracy & Google Takedowns

Didn’t catch Lifehacker on Tuesday? Discover why movie studios think Australia is a piracy hotbed and what the Australian government asked Google to remove.

Are Australian Movie Release Dates A Major Piracy Driver?
Movie industry executives claim that Australia has become a major source of cinema piracy because of our release date schedules. The truth appears just a little more nuanced than that.

Aussie Government Keen To Yank Content From Google Groups
Google has just released its biannual figures on what content government bodies asked it to remove in the first six months of 2010. The biggest surprise? Just how many items on Google Groups were removed at the request of the Australian government.

3.5 Million Australians Now Using Wireless Broadband
Wireless broadband certainly has its challenges, but it’s proving increasingly popular. According to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as of June 2010 3.5 million Australians were using wireless broadband, but we’re not dragging a lot of data down on those connections.

Tweet Nest Is A Customisable, Searchable Twitter Backup Tool
You can backup your tweets to a CSV or use Google reader, but if you want a full-on Twitter archive and backup with some awesome features you’ll want to take a look at Tweet Nest.

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