The latest part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal publishes four interesting articles on a range of topics. The first article is by Ann L Monotti and examines the scope and meaning of the statutory tort for infringement of a patent by authorisation. The second article comes from Ella O’Sullivan who considers the current European and Australian positions regarding the patentability of human embryonic stem cells. The third article is by Belinda Huang who critically examines why Parliament failed to introduce an ethical exclusion against patentability in recent legislative changes. The final article comes from Dan Jerker B Svantesson and seeks to highlight how privacy is affected by, and affects, the application of copyright law in the context of online copyright piracy.