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Differing approaches by English and Australian courts to defamation on social media
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • June 26 2014

In a judgment handed down on 29 November 2013 in Mickle v Farley, Judge Elkaim of the District Court of NSW found that a former Orange High School


Google AdWords and the UK Interflora case
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 19 2013

For some businesses, Google AdWords offers an easy means of increasing brand recognition and profile amidst almost endless search engine results


YouTube not responsible for user posted content
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 6 2013

In April 2013, YouTube had another victory in the US courts against media giant, Viacom, for copyright infringement. Six years after its initial


“Oh my god, they killed Kenny!” - copyright infringement on YouTube settled
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 20 2014

US against media giant, Viacom, and Google have finally settled their seven year dispute involving user-posted episodes of "South Park", "SpongeBob


Social media’s place in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 30 2011

The term “social media” refers a group of internet-based applications and mobile technologies which provide forums for communication and interactive dialogue, and allow users to create and exchange content


No-show a no-go for Flo Rida
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 16 2012

American hip-hop and rap artist Flo Rida (also known as Tramar Dillard) failed to attend the Fat As Butter music festival in Newcastle in October 2011 (having slept in


No protectionism in gambling’s free trade
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 7 2012

The Australian betting industry has boomed in recent years as private betting agencies have gained greater foothold in the market and governments have abandoned their holdings in state based TAB operations effectively developing a national betting market


Specsavers loses eye case Luxottica glasses raised once again
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 31 2013

Upon setting up in Australia about 5 years ago, Specsavers has fought hard to achieve a share of a retail optometry market reportedly worth over $1b a


ACCC initiates court proceedings in attempt to tone down Reebok's claim
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 6 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently commenced proceedings against Reebok for representations made in relation to its EasyTone shoes, alleging false, misleading or deceptive representations


When is a counter-punch acceptable?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 14 2012

The defence of qualified privilege has long been available to those who seek to counter defamatory comments that have been made about them