Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2013’

Busted as bro…First ruling under NZ’s ‘three strikes’ copyright infringement laws

Busted as bro… First ruling under NZ’s ‘three strikes’ copyright infringement laws A New Zealand Rihanna fan has the dubious honour of being one of the first people to have an enforcement action brought against her for breach of copyright under the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 (NZ), the most recent addition to New Zealand’s copyright laws.  These …

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“It’s my moment, not yours”… US Court decision clarifies who owns photos on Twitter

In the US case of Agence France Presse v. Morel [2012] a series of iconic images of the Haitian earthquake taken by Daniel Morel and uploaded to Twitter were held to have been wrongly used by global news companies. Significantly, it is the first case that clarifies how photos uploaded to the ‘Twittersphere’ can legally be used by third parties …

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Google Inc v ACCC: More detailed analysis

Further to our breaking news post this morning (we promised there was more to follow!), our Anthony McKew and John Swinson have prepared an alert on the High Court’s decision in Google Inc v ACCC. The High Court today has allowed the appeal of Google Inc against the Federal Court’s decision that Google breached s.52 of the Trade Practices Act …

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Breaking News – Unanimous High Court decision: Google wins appeal against ACCC

The High Court has today unanimously found in favour of Google, holding that Google was not liable for misleading or deceptive conduct for having published misleading sponsored links, which had been purchased by advertisers using its flagship AdWords program. According to the High Court’s summary available here, “the Court found that ordinary and reasonable users of the Google search engine would have …

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Instagram’s revised terms of use: Will the Facebook generation fight back?

The Social Network seems so 2010. Then, we all wanted to become accidental billionaires whilst making the world friends with each other for nothing. Now, a seismic shift is occurring. The Facebook generation is finally asking: ‘Is it really possible to get anything for free’?

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