VIDEO: Influencing Media – putting digital to work

Your web browser does not support iframes, which means that the video Influencing Media: Putting digital to work cannot play.      The evening began with cocktails on the 11th floor of Bird &...

Changes to Australia’s media ownership laws: A long overdue recognition of our digital world

What has changed? Prior to passing of the Bill, Australia's media ownership laws, largely crafted in the late 1980's analogue era before digital and pay television, digital radio, and the rise of...

The Royals triumph in French privacy case: a new level of damages awarded

Unlike the UK, France has a codified privacy law (Article 9 of the French Civil code) and criminal sanctions for those who breach individual privacy rights (Article 226-1 of the French...
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E-Books: Digital Exhaustion under the InfoSoc Directive?

Tom Kabinet case explained The case concerns the Tom Kabinet website, a challenger to the publishing industry. Tom Kabinet operates as a marketplace for people to sell and buy second hand e-books....

What’s in a name? Supreme Court confirms principle of open justice very much with...

Mr Tariq Khuja, a prominent Oxford businessman, was arrested in 2012 in connection with the Thames Valley Police investigation into child sex grooming and prostitution, otherwise known as Operation Bullfinch. One...

How could blockchain technology disrupt the music industry?

What is a blockchain? At its core, a blockchain is a distributed database (meaning a database that is not stored centrally, with duplicate copies on thousands of computers across the world) and which can...

Copyright protection for factual compilations in Singapore: creativity alone is not enough

The need for creativity The words "telephone directory" do not normally conjure up any exciting images – except, that is, to a copyright lawyer. Mention "telephone directory" to a copyright lawyer and...

Polish courts find that websites are liable for readers’ comments

The peculiar case of Roman Giertych – an attorney and former deputy prime minister – against the publisher of the tabloid newspaper "Fakt" continues to influence the Polish legal system. The...

NEWSFLASH – Copyright infringement: The Pirate Bay does communicate to the public

The CJEU today handed down its judgment in the case of Ziggo which concerned the well-known peer-to-peer file sharing platform – The Pirate Bay. This is the latest in a series...

Free Speech in the Age of the Echo Chamber: our reporter attends the British...

What actually is 'fake news'? Although the term 'fake news' only entered the public lexicon in October 2016, it has since achieved a level of ubiquity only rivalled by 'Brexit'. Seen by many as...

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Germany Starts Enforcing Controversial ‘Hate Speech’ Law: initial reactions to the...

Quick to act Since the implementation of NetzDG, certain social networks appear to have been fast and resolute in deleting content reported by users. During the...

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