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ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Submissions Released

On 3 May 2018, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published 57 submissions to its inquiry into digital platforms. As discussed in our earlier article on the inquiry, the public...

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The digital media landscape is evolving fast, with technology and consumer interest developing at a pace that challenges regulatory bodies. One example is product placement - advances in technology mean that...

ASA rules against Amazon on ‘One-Day Delivery’ promises to Amazon Prime customers

Prime grounds for a complaint? The adverts at issue in the case were website pages that stated: “get unlimited One-Day Delivery with Amazon Prime”, with a link to start a 30-day...

Building Facebook Audiences using LinkedIn connections’ e-mail addresses

The Danish rules on spam are an implementation of the rules on unsolicited communications in the ePrivacy Directive (02/58/EC) and the Directive on protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts...

UK’s Gambling Commission opens consultation on proposed changes to operators’ licence conditions

The GC has published its proposed changes to its standard Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP), to which all British licensed operators are subject, and has opened up the floor...

Victory for Google confirms US-style “opt-out” class actions are still beyond claimants’ reach

The claim The representative action was brought by campaign group 'Google You Owe Us', led by Richard Lloyd, the former executive director of Which? Magazine. Lloyd was applying to serve proceedings...

Jesus, jeans and public morality: the right to use religious symbols in advertising

The case concerned a Lithuanian clothing company, Sekmadienis, which ran an advertising campaign featuring images with more than a passing resemblance to Jesus and Mary. The images promoted the company's clothing...

Influencing Media: Timothy Armoo, CEO of Fanbytes

Generation Z For those that are not familiar with this particular demographic, this is the generation that comes after millennials; the digital kids, the children of the internet age, and a market...

Gender stereotyping in advertising: a warning to advertisers in Australia

On 12 July 2018 the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) issued a revised Code of Ethics Practice Note (Practice Note) in relation to the use of gender stereotyping in advertising....

Influencing Media: Freddie Sayers, CEO of InConversation

Your web browser does not support iframes, which means that the video Influencing Media: Freddie Sayers of InConversation cannot play.      As Freddie pointed out, his media business InConversation is relatively unique in...

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Rebel Wilson’s High Court defamation bid fails, bringing Wilson v Bauer...

Back in September 2017, Ms Wilson won her defamation claim against Bauer over several articles published in and on various Australian magazines and websites...

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