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Proposed amendments to Copyright Act to tackle online piracy will increase obligations on ISPs

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
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  • August 21 2014

The Australian Government recently released a discussion paper outlining proposed amendments to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)(the Act) to tackle

Social media 'pre-nups'

  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • August 20 2014

With over 1.23 billion users (approximately one sixth of the world's population), Facebook and other popular social media sites such as Twitter and

In-game currencies: in the line of fire?

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
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  • August 19 2014

There has been a stratospheric rise in online and app-based social gaming due to the ubiquity of internet and smartphone use. As these games grow in

Is it defamatory to call someone Palestinian?

  • MARQUE Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • August 18 2014

Last week, Fairfax journo Mike Carlton resigned after firing up against critics of his article about Israeli attacks on Gaza. News was quick to pick

The meerkat market - it’s all cute and cuddly to some, false and misleading to others

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • August 15 2014

After being issued with an ACCC infringement notice for an alleged false or misleading representation in its health insurance advertising, Compare

Plain packaging for alcohol may happen sooner than you think

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • August 13 2014

Since late 2012 legislation introduced by the government has required the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in Australia in plain

More copyright in selfies; Australian politicians and other animals

  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
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  • Australia
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  • August 13 2014

Our recent blog on ownership of copyright in animal selfies here has generated a couple of follow up questions. Is there copyright in segments of

Corruption inquiry into the 2022 World Cup: a Qatar own goal could mean Australia hosts

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • August 11 2014

A corruption investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar is about to conclude. Any damning findings may see the hosting

Monkey selfie leaves photographer with peanuts

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, USA
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  • August 11 2014

In 2011, wildlife photographer David Slater was visiting the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, when a black macaque monkey hijacked his camera and

Know what you are saying is true

  • AJ Park
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • August 8 2014

On 17 June 2014, new provisions of the Fair Trading Act came into force. Changes to unsubstantiated claims will have an impact on how businesses