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Going to market - consumer law update
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 14 2015

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law have increased significantly in the past 12 months, with increased penalties, new fair

My copyright rules: seven cooked by nine in legal pressure test
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 19 2015

Are all reality TV cooking shows the same? Television networks Seven and Nine were recently embroiled in legal proceedings over whether Nine's new

Food fight! Is there copyright in a cooking show?
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 7 2015

MasterChef, Kitchen Nightmares, Restaurant Revolution, Recipe to Riches: just a few of the reality TV cooking shows bombarding viewers in an attempt

Court refuses injunction in TV format copyright dispute between Seven's My Kitchen Rules and Nine's The Hotplate
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • August 11 2015

On 31 July 2015, three days after Channel Nine aired the first episode of its new reality cooking show,The Hotplate, Channel Seven issued proceedings

Federal Court considers for the first time copyright in television formats
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • August 11 2015

On Friday, the Federal Court of Australia issued an important decision on the protection of television formats under Australian copyright Law. See

Dunnes Stores, “always better value?” not so, rules the High Court
  • FRKelly
  • Australia
  • August 6 2015

On 9 June 2015, Mr. Justice Brian Cregan of the High Court held that the retailer Dunnes Stores had engaged in unlawful comparative advertising

Pirates beware! Court grants access to the personal information of account holders
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 7 2015

On 7 April 2015 Justice Perram of the Federal Court of Australia, ordered 6 Australian Internet Service Providers (ISP's) (the Respondents) to

ACCC v Chopra: penalty submissions in the aftermath of CFMEU and Barbaro
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • July 27 2015

On 29 May 2015, Justice Middleton delivered his decision in ACCC v Dhruv Chopra (Chopra). The ACCC had alleged that Mr Chopra, an online retailer of

Social media in the workplace - risks for employees and lessons for employers
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • February 28 2014

Recent cases have highlighted the perils of social media for employees, and the importance for employers of managing these issues correctly. Workplace

Social media use away from work how misuse can impact working relationship
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia
  • August 25 2014

While more and more organisations are recognising the advantages of encouraging employees to use social media at work, it is the misuse o social