Friday, June 25, 2010

Trade Practices Act Amendments Passed

The Trade Practices (No 2) bill was passed with amendments in the Senate  at 10.17am yesterday and at 6.56pm the House of Reps agreed to the amendments.  The amendments are attached and a link to the parliament website.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Who Owns The News?

IPRIA/CMCL/MBS Free Public Seminar - 'Who Owns the News?': A Panel Discussion, Thursday 8 July, MELBOURNE


A panel discussion hosted by CMCL, IPRIA and Melbourne Business School

Who owns the News?

MELBOURNE: Thursday 8 July – Coles Theatre, Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne, 6pm – 7.30pm (Registration from 5:30pm)

Please click here to register for this event or cut and paste the following link into your web browser:


Mark Davison, Faculty of Law, Monash University
Jane Ginsburg, Columbia University School of Law, New York
Stephen King, Faculty of Business & Economics, Monash University


Kwanghui Lim, Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne


Sam Ricketson, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne

News Corporation is about to start charging for online access to its news. It says the future of old media in the digital age is that consumers will pay for online news content in a similar way as for hard copy 'newspapers' – and it seems to be far from alone in its plans.  But is this a sound approach in legal and business terms? The question will be examined by a distinguished panel of legal and economic experts, chaired by Sam Ricketson

Monday, June 14, 2010

An interesting website for food marketers

The website for a Melbourne based law firm with 'expertise in food law'.

Some good overview material on legal issues for marketers in this space.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


As result of having a broken finger, and the resultant impact on my typing ability and speed, I have decided to try dictation software and have been generally very happy with the results., I'm using the Dragon dictate 10 naturally speaking software for windows running under VM fusion on a Macintosh with surprisingly good results, There should be plenty of very practical applications for this tool in teaching and research so I look forward to the improved quality as the system gets to know my voice even more intimately., so any typographical errors that appear in my blog posts can be put down to the speech recognition software not quite getting it right

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Another development in the CSIRO Wi Fi Patent

Looks like more to come with Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Lenovo, Sony and Acer all on the list be receiving some correspondence on behalf of CSIRO.