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Music piracy, universities and the Australian Federal Court: Issues for forensic computing specialists


Broucek, V and Turner, P and Frings, S, Music piracy, universities and the Australian Federal Court: Issues for forensic computing specialists, Computer Law & Security Report, 21, (1) pp. 30-37. ISSN 0267-3649 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.clsr.2005.01.014


This article examines a recent judgement in an Australian Federal Court case involving three Australian Universities and representatives of the Music Industry. From a forensic computing perspective, this case is of concern because of how the judgement reveals serious flaws in understanding amongst all participants in the case over the nature of digital evidence and how it should be best collected, analysed and presented. More broadly, the judgement also appears to have worrying implications for individual privacy and data protection. In this context, this article reviews the case and explores the approaches of the three parties involved - applicants, respondents and federal court judge. The article considers the implications of this case for the forensic computing domain and highlights the need for the development of standard frameworks for the conduct of forensic computing investigations. In this regard, the article concludes by briefly presenting the framework proposed by the European project 'CTOSE' (Cyber Tools On-line Search for Evidence). © 2005 Vlasti Broucek, Paul Turner and Sandra Frings. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Data management and data science
Research Field:Information retrieval and web search
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Communication technologies, systems and services
Objective Field:Mobile technologies and communications
UTAS Author:Broucek, V (Dr Vlasti Broucek)
UTAS Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:39029
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Information Systems
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-30

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