Terralex Cross Border Copyright Guide 2016

The 2016 edition of TerraLex's Cross Border Copyright Guide is now available.  Read more...

Duffy v Google - is this the end of the internet as we know it?

The Supreme Court of South Australia has found that Google Inc is a publisher of, and therefore potentially liable for, defamatory content published in search result "snippets", auto-complete suggestions and even third party websites to which it provides hyperlinked search results.
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Protecting your image online: How to stop unauthorised use and disclosure

In this eBulletin, we consider the legal protections of copyright, privacy and defamation, and the options available to you if you find your image or photographs being used online without your permission.  Read more...

Trade marks in the digital age - How to ensure yours is protected

In a recent case, the Full Federal Court found that a company which had incorporated almost exactly the same words as its competitor's trade mark as part of a search engine optimisation campaign had not infringed the competitor's trade mark.

In this eBulletin, we review the decision and the lessons that came out of it for trade mark owners. We also look at the decision in the broader context of trade mark disputes relating to search engine results.
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$450,000 damages - the 'art' of a successful defamation claim

A recent defamation case resulted in an award for damages of $450,000 - setting a new high water mark in Victoria. In this eBulletin, we look at some interesting insights that came out of the case, such as how the statutory cap on damages for 'non-economic loss' operates in defamation proceedings, and the courts' approach to calculating damages where multiple parties are involved.  Read more...

Trolls, Tweets and Trouble: Tips to avoid liability for online defamation

We live in an era where use of technology including Twitter and Facebook has become the norm for most organisations. But what should businesses do when negative comments are posted on their pages, and who can ultimately be held liable for such actions?  Read more...

Schoolboy ordered to pay $105,000 damages for defamatory tweets - how to ensure that you or your staff aren't next

Recent judgments of Australian and UK courts have shown that anyone from school leavers to media veterans can fall foul of defamation laws if they are not careful with their online comments.  Read more...