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Movie studios fail in appeal against internet service providers

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

Australian Government reveals latest legislative priorities for telecommunications and media

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • 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

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

Misleading and deceptive advertising average consumer as test

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • -
  • 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

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

Pure Water Systems penalised for calling numbers on the Do Not Call Register

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 28 2012

Following investigation by the ACMA, Pure Water Systems (Aust) Pty Ltd has paid a $26,400 penalty for making telemarketing calls to numbers registered on the Do Not Call Register

Final credits roll in iiNet trilogy

  • Hunt & Hunt
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • May 11 2012

In a landmark ruling on 20 April 2012, the High Court unanimously dismissed an appeal by 34 Australian and United States film and television studios against internet service provider (“ISP”) iiNet

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

  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • 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