Thursday, November 10, 2011

VCE English Exam

Good example of Moral and Economic rights apparently being infringed.

From the facts substantiality not likely an issue.

Might make a good exam question for Marketing Law?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Federal Court decision in the ACCC v Google, Trading Post action.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The War on Cartels: An evaluation of the Impact of Criminalisation on Deterrence and Compliance

Presenter Professor Christine Parker,
Monash Centre for Regulatory Studies, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Thursday 1 September 2011, 1:10pm, Law Staff Library, 2nd Floor Building 12

Cartel conduct is a crime. This presentation, however, reveals interview evidence suggesting that business people penalised for cartel activity do not see their own activities as criminal and punishable. These findings, along with quantitative survey evidence on the lack of knowledge of the law and fear of its criminal enforcement, have significant consequences for the integrity of the whole project of using criminal law for economic regulation.

RSVP to Meli Voursoukis - ext. 54135, email: by 25/08/11

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

HTC files fresh lawsuit against Apple

Taiwan's HTC on Tuesday filed a fresh lawsuit against Apple in the US, escalating the legal battle between the two smartphone makers.

Friday, July 29, 2011

UK decision on ISP liability

From CSA website:

At a time when debate is raging about ways to tackle online infringement of copyright, an English court has handed down a landmark decision ordering England's largest ISP, BT, to block access to an infringing website.


This is the first time that section 97A of the UK's Copyright, Designs and Patents Act – which implements obligations under Europe's Information Society Directive – has been tested. This section enables injunctions to be granted where an ISP "has actual knowledge of another person using their service to infringe copyright".


The case follows on from a previous decision that a website operated by Newzbin Ltd infringed the copyright of the film studio applicants. The film studios contended that the only way to obtain effective relief to prevent or at least reduce the scale of these infringements was to seek an order for BT to block access to the NewzBin site. The High Court of England and Wales found in the studios favour.


This outcome is in contrast to the Full Federal court decision in Roadshow Films Pty Limited v iiNet Limited [2011] FCAFC 23 (24 February 2011). The High Court's discussion of the meaning of "knowledge" under section 97A of the CDPA compared with 1911 and 1956 UK Copyright Acts will be of interest to Australian readers.


Full text of the High Court's decision is available here;

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Google should have flagged Norwegian murderer?

Some interesting comments here.

The irony of such claims is also noteworthy, Google has faced legal challenges in Europe to a number of it's activities - including Streetview on privacy grounds.

Are we ready for Minority Report to be real?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Misleading and deceptive conduct by telcos

ACMA finally regulating this misleading and deceptive conduct.

Would have been good to see ACCC step up a long time ago.

Misleading and deceptive is misleading and deceptive regardless of the industry - telco, real estate etc.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Uni students struggle with degree ennui

Boredom cited as key factor for first year students wanting leave university courses early.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Good example of some ambush marketing

Clearly not the AFL official site, actually another company using the domain trying to re-direct consumers

Thanks to James Deagan for the link

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Super Injunctions

Interesting follow up to the previous post

Interesting times at RMIT

Interesting issues around the student / institution relationship, the use of restraining orders and the consequences of using social media.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Access to Medicines Seminar

IPRIA & IILaH Public Seminar

The World Trade Organization's Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS)
Agreement and Access to Medicines

Thursday 21 April 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More popular press on the 'piracy' debate

Some interesting suggestions as to way the content industry has characterised defendants.

For Sydneysiders...

Roadshow v iiNet Seminar - Tuesday 5th April 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

CMCL Medal 2011

The CMCL Medal seeks succinct, innovative analyses of contemporary issues in media law. The winner will receive a medal, a prize of $1,500, and an invitation to develop their paper for publication in theMedia & Arts Law Review.  Other finalists will receive $500 and a certificate.


Eligibility - Final year JD and LLB students in Australia and New Zealand, and those who graduated in the last five years and currently reside in Australia or New Zealand.

Further details:  

New .xxx domain names approved

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wikileaks Team to Address Melbourne Forum at Fed Square

BMW Edge in Federation Square, tonight, Friday 4th February, from 6pm. Registration is not required, but seating is limited.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Consumer Affairs Victoria - NewsAlert - 2010-12-24 - Download our new MyShopRights iPhone app - Alert

iPhone app covering consumer rights under the 'new' ACL

Misleading Conduct by Real Estate Agents

Good to see some enforcement action.

Obviously the polls that accompany these articles are not necessarily statistically valid (carrying the following disclaimer: These polls are not scientific and reflect the opinion only of visitors who have chosen to participate) - but I can't recall seeing result at this level (94% this morning) ver often.

SiNApSE blog

Some interesting content on this blog - including some Indian perspectives.