Articles matching IT


The laws of sharing media online in Australia

Filed under: IT, Media Law

The ease in which Australians are able to access and share movies, music and other media files on the internet has put the issue of online piracy squarely...

Can defamation laws be applied to social media in Australia?

Filed under: IT, Media Law

Due to the (somewhat) anonymous nature of the internet many people may hold the mistaken belief that anything published online, such as on social media,...

Privacy Alert: Be Prepared for the Changes

Filed under: Industrial Relations, IT, Intellectual Property, Employment Law

In this Alert, Hayden Delaney and Michele Davis discuss the implications that the upcoming legislative changes to privacy law will have on organisations,...

What is criminal defamation?

Filed under: Court Appearances, IT, Media Law

It’s generally agreed upon that the internet is a wonderful tool and its creation has for the most part, made the world a better place. However, the ease...

Social Networking for Organisations

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, IT, Entertainment, Leisure, Media Law

Twitter, Myspace, Youtube and Facebook have all become household names and whether you like it or not, the employees in your organisation are participating...

Want to be the next Instagram? Read about the basics regarding copyright and apps

Filed under: IT, Intellectual Property

After the $1 billion purchase of Instagram, (well, probably a bit less now since the purchase was tied with Facebook’s stock price), it’s probably fair...

Cyberstalking and the law

Filed under: Court Appearances, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Sexual Offences, Assault & Battery, IT, Telecommunications

The technological advances in the past two decades has dramatically changed the way people communicate with one another and when we throw smartphones and...

Adult computer games to be allowed in Australia

Filed under: IT, Media Law

Avid gamers can attest to the frustration of not being able to play the exact same version of a game when compared to their overseas counterparts due to...

‘Sexting’ and Australian law

Filed under: Anti-Social Laws, Sexual Offences, Children, IT, Telecommunications

If we took a moment to think about it, most of us are carrying computers in our pockets and it’s amazing to actually reflect on the impact that technology...

Telco giants tackle one another over internet broadcasting rights to the footy

Filed under: IT, Intellectual Property

In case you missed it the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) delivered one of the more significant judgments relating to intellectual property of recent...

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