Calls for sweeping changes to the regulatory landscape governing digital platforms were made with the release of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Digital Platform’s Inquiry (Inquiry) Report earlier this year. The Inquiry focused on the impact of ‘platform services’ or ‘digital platforms’, including digital search engines, social media platforms, and other digital
As of this year, The Pirate Bay, the notorious torrent-sharing site, offers free streaming via the plug-in Torrents Time (TT). This plug-in has transformed The Pirate Bay overnight into the largest video streaming website on the net, making it easier than ever before for users to access copyright-infringing content online. Will the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2015 apply to these new online innovations? And what does this mean for ISPs, copyright holders and web-surfers?
As of the 11th of February 2016 the infamous proceedings between Dallas Buyers Club LLC (DBC) and iiNet (as well as five other Australian Internet Service Providers) came to an end, when DBC failed to lodge an appeal to the December iteration of Justice Perram’s judgment. The first decision of the Federal Court on this
This month, the Australian Attorney-General’s Department officially released its Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper, seeking comments from the public on how best to develop a legal framework to reduce online copyright infringement in Australia. Online piracy is a serious concern worldwide, and when it comes to illegal downloading, Australians are among the world’s worst
Managing the Image Rights for Young Athletes Just as children are educated at school to manage their social media interactions, young athletes should be conscious of the way they use social media. There are certainly benefits to using social media as we have discussed in a previous post, but precaution should also be taken. From