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How are people allowed to post copyrighted material on social media?

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, IT

When a brand or individual posts original content on social media, the creator retains ownership. However, licensing terms for most popular social media...

What is file sharing? And what are some of the legal considerations associated with file sharing?

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, IT

"File sharing" may be defined as the use of a computer (or network, such as the Internet) to facilitate the copying of a file. This means that it could...

How can I copyright a website design if the site was developed by someone else?

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, IT

If you do want to copyright the design of your website, but didn’t actually do the developing, you can seek to assert such rights from the developer....

What are some of the issues businesses should consider in relation to e-commerce?

Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Law, IT

There are a number of issues that businesses should consider if enacting an e-commerce offering, and although not exhaustive, the following matters provide...

My business is involved in work with a partner company overseas. How can I ensure that they will keep my IP secret?

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, IT

This is not an easy question to answer. The truth is that only you can weigh up the costs and benefits of communicating potentially sensitive information...

How are copyright offences prosecuted?

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, IT

Generally speaking criminal sanctions regarding copyright infringement in Australia have revolved around the first category of offences, where individuals...

I have submitted an international trademark application using the Madrid Protocol for registration in the United States. In the last 3 months, I've expanded my business to Norway and Senegal. Do I need to submit a new application? Is there a time limit?

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, IT

Yes, it is possible to add countries to an international registration at any time but the countries must also be signatories to the Madrid Protocol. The...

I want to give my online business an Australian presence. How can I obtain an Australian domain name?

Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Franchises, IT

This is a pretty easy thing to do. You'll just need to head over to .auda's page (the commercial body that administers Australia's domain names) and check...

If I'm using an Australian cloud storage service: Does that mean my data is stored in Australia?

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, IT

Not necessarily. Even quite small operators often resell the services of a much larger provider, such as Amazon or Rackspace. This may mean that your data...

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