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What's wrong with using an Olympic-themed hashtag?
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia
  • August 19 2016

While the world celebrates the Olympics, misuse of hashtags on social media has taken centre stage as many businesses could find themselves in hot


Defamed without being named on Facebook
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • August 12 2016

A further example of the dramatic increase in the number of defamation disputes arising out of Facebook posts and comments is the case of Rothe v


Parody accounts on Facebook and Instagram: a no-go zone?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • July 22 2013

Our latest posts on the Adam Gilchrist parody Twitter account saga (see here and here) have generated such interest that we thought we'd do a little


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


'Broadcast’ rights do not cover internet streaming rights, says Australian Court
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • April 28 2016

On 28 April 2016 the Supreme Court of New South Wales delivered its judgment in WIN Corporation Pty Ltd v Nine Network Australia Pty Limited 2016


Social media “influencers”: the do’s and don’ts of disclosure
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • March 22 2016

It's now a widely acknowledged reality that commercial organisations need defined social media strategies and policies in place as a framework for


Game OverPirates and ISP's One, Dallas Buyers Club Nil.But will there be a rematch? The final word on the Dallas Buyers Club piracy Case
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • February 12 2016

The deadline expired on Thursday 11 February 2016 for Dallas Buyers Club LLC (DBCL) (makers of the film Dallas Buyers Club) and Voltage Pictures LLC


Keeping up with the Kardashians when recording and publishing private matters
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 4 2016

When Kanye West's recorded telephone conversation with Taylor Swift appeared online it almost broke the internet. Swift quickly appeared on Twitter


Options for Australian rights owners on tackling VPN use
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • May 9 2016

Content streaming provider Netflix, having launched internationally, has been cracking down on the use of virtual private networks (‘VPNs’) by users


Look before you blog! The case of Nextra Australia v Fletcher
  • Holman Webb
  • Australia
  • September 15 2014

Owners of businesses need to exercise care when making comments online about their competitors or industry, even where those comments are posted on a