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Who’s paying the toll for online trolls: the High Court in Voller rules on the meaning of “publisher” in defamation law

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Who’s paying the toll for online trolls: the High Court in Voller rules on the meaning of “publisher” in defamation law

On 8 September 2021, the High Court handed down its highly anticipated judgment in the case of Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Voller; Nationwide News Pty Limited...

14 September 2021

Direct .au domain names set to launch – what you need to know

.au Domain Administration Limited (auDA), the entity responsible for developing and administering rules for .au domain names, has announced that from 24 March 2022, entities will be able...

06 September 2021

Balancing Pride and Prejudice: where does open justice end?

On 30 July 2021, Justice Jagot handed down her decision in Porter v Australian Broadcasting Corporation [2021] FCA 863.

12 August 2021

DABUS is coming! Federal Court of Australia finds an artificial intelligence system can be an inventor for the purposes of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth)

On 30 July 2021, Justice Beach handed down his decision that an artificial intelligence (AI) system can be an inventor for the purposes of the Patents Act.

30 July 2021

ATO taxation ruling: Characterisation of software receipts

On 25 June 2021 the Australian Taxation Office released its draft ruling Income tax: royalties – character of receipts in respect of software (TR 2021/D4).

16 July 2021

Unboxing the Australian Government’s $100m patent scheme

One of the key measures targeting innovation in the Federal budget announced on 11 May 2021, is the introduction of a ‘patent box scheme’ worth over $100 million...

03 June 2021

When is a privacy policy not enough? (ACCC v Google LLC (No 2))

In a recent case a Federal Court judge found that the presentation of information to customers on a mobile phone screen was misleading in some circumstances.

10 May 2021

The challenges (and terrors) of long term brand licensing deals

Structuring and negotiating a long term brand licensing deal is always challenging, even terrifying. The brand owner wants to protect it. The licensee wants the confidence to build...

16 March 2021

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: a blueprint for growth in complex times

China’s annual National People’s Congress parliamentary session will take place in March to approve the country’s social and economic development plans for the period 2021-25.

09 February 2021
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Privacy Commissioner hands down first representative award compensating non-economic loss for interference with privacy

On 11 January 2021 the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner (the Commissioner) made a determination 'WP' and Secretary to the Department of Home Affairs (Privacy) [2021] AICmr...

03 February 2021

Future Directions for Consumer Data Right Report Released

The Australian Government has released the report of the Inquiry into the Future Directions for the Consumer Data Right (CDR).

12 January 2021

Thoughtless comments and far-reaching consequences: the ‘sad reality’ of social media defamation

Is it a good idea to sue for defamation if there is a post on social media that you do not like? A recent legal action is...

14 December 2020

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