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Movie studios fail in appeal against internet service providers

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
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  • May 10 2012

The High Court has unanimously decided that an internet service provider, iiNet, is not liable for authorising the copyright infringements by its users who downloaded movies on its network

Twitter, suppression and the courts

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 22 2011

The rise and rise of social media platform Twitter has had all sorts of impacts on the administration of justice

Australian Government reveals latest legislative priorities for telecommunications and media

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
  • -
  • May 6 2011

The Prime Minister has released the list of legislation proposed for introduction in the Winter sittings of Federal Parliament, starting Tuesday 10 May

ACCC pursues Apple over iPad 4G claims

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • May 10 2012

On 28 March 2012 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) lodged proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Apple Inc and its Australian subsidiary Apple Pty Limited (Apple) in relation to a series of Apple advertisements for its new iPad

Consumer law bares its teeth to the tune of $5.26m

  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 12 2011

On 7 July 2011, Justice Perram of the Federal Court of Australia ordered Singtel Optus to pay $5.26 million in civil pecuniary penalties for breaches of consumer protection provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA) (equivalent provisions are now found in the Australian Consumer Law which forms a schedule to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010

Australian regulator publishes "broken concepts" convergence paper

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • November 3 2011

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has published a new discussion paper on the issue of old concepts and new technology, and an occasional paper on the approach of a number of overseas jurisdictions to a converged legislative framework for media and communications

Misleading and deceptive advertising average consumer as test

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • January 24 2011

In the recent case of Singtel Optus Pty Limited v Vodafone Pty Limited, Optus sought an injunction to restrain Vodafone from airing two commercials promoting their 'Infinite' mobile phone plan on the basis that they were misleading and deceptive to the ordinary consumer

Telecommunications

  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • May 31 2012

The ACCC accepted court-enforceable undertaking from FOXTEL Management Pty Limited (FOXTEL) and announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition of AUSTAR United Communications Limited

Optus succeeds in landmark copyright decision: Singtel Optus Pty Ltd v National Rugby League Investments Pty Ltd (no 2)

  • Spruson & Ferguson
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  • Australia
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  • February 7 2012

Last week, the Federal Court (Justice Rares) handed down its decision in a landmark case involving the broadcast of free to air television of football and rugby league matches on certain smartphones and PCs

Content, carriage, data and ebusiness

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
  • -
  • April 12 2012

This (our fourth) Tracker continues the aim of capturing and commenting upon what is happening now in regulation of the content, carriage, data and ebusiness sectors