Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Defamatory Tweets?


UK High Court rules in copyright headlines case

The Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) and its members won a copyright case against a media monitoring service and the Public Relations Consultants Association (representing users of the service). The High Court found that some of the headlines put forward in the case were independent literary works, other headlines were considered to form part of the articles to which they relate.

Another Hungry Jacks case for Marketing Law students


Friday, November 26, 2010

IPRIA/CMCL Special Event: A Conversation with Eddie Schwartz

> Celebrate the end of the year and join a discussion with one of the world's leading songwriters on music markets and the Internet...
> Eddie Schwartz is best known for writing such classic hit songs as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" recorded by Pat Benetar, "Don't Shed A Tear" by Paul Carrack and "The Doctor" by the Doobie Brothers. As a songwriter, he has had some two hundred songs recorded and performed by artists such as Joe Cocker, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton and Donna Summer. His worldwide sales are currently in excess of 30 million recordings. Together with Prof. Daniel Gervais from Vanderbilt University Law School, Eddie will lead an informal discussion about how music markets on the Internet should be organised.
> Monday 13 December, 2010
> Rfreshments from 5:30pm,
> Conversation starts at 6pm
> Corrs Chambers Westgarth
> Level 36, 600 Bourke Street
> http://www.ipria.org/events/seminar/2010/Eddie%20Schwartz/Eddie%20Schwartz.html

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Privacy website

On 1 November 2010 the Office of the Privacy Commissioner was integrated into the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). An interim site for the OAIC is available at www.oaic.gov.au. The www.privacy.gov.au site will be maintained until a site incorporating all OAIC material is established.