Law and trade policy operate on timescales that are always going to significantly lag technological change.
Nearly 5000 Australians are expected to receive letters in the near future asking them some pointed questions about their online downloading habits, specifically relating to the film Dallas Buyers Club.
Some people believe by posting a ‘disclaimer’, they can then say what they like and are absolved of any legal liability. But is this really the case?
Uber chief hits back at work safety claims: Will letting your employees use UberX find you in hot water?4:25PM | Monday, 13 April 2015 | Kirsten Robb
Letting your employees catch an UberX ride instead of a taxi home after a work function could breach your duty of care and could potentially open you up to criminal penalties, workplace lawyers Holding Redlich have warned.
The main reasons Australians give for pirating content are cost and availability. Yet despite the many years of discussion, it still continues.
South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker Issac Luke has been under investigation this week for a homophobic slur he made on social media. Despite it being taken down quickly, the NRL has a legal right to discipline him.
Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has won a three year legal battle against a former employee who claimed she was discriminated against because of her gender.
A landmark lawsuit in the US has big implications for gender equality in the tech industry.
Consumer review website Aged Care Reviews has raised $600,000 in funding as it banks on the Australian aged care market continuing to trend towards a user pays system.
Mobile app in the offing as Aussie online legal services startup raises $1.2 million in latest funding round3:28PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Kye White
Online legal services startup LegalVision has raised $1.2 million in angel investment that will be used to expand its tech offering and step up marketing efforts.
Australia’s second-largest DSL internet provider has been hit with more than $200,000 in penalties for recent advertisements that the competition watchdog believes contravened Australian Consumer Law.
Advice or binding direction: What is the difference between an advisory board and a board of directors?2:16PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Ursula Hogben
It is crucial to know the difference between directors and advisory board members, including the risks, duties and liabilities of each role.
ASIC has placed a stop order prohibiting Melbourne startup Bitcoin Group from publishing any statements concerning its intention to make an initial public offering until it lodges a prospectus.
A 21-year-old Melbourne woman says she will think twice about using UberX after what she describes as a “concerning” experience with the ride-sharing service.
The fight over online sales and taxes is now growing. Australian retailers face significant competition from online international retailers.
One of the many things that is troubling about the current Australian government’s metadata retention proposals is how rooted in the past they are, which could make them obsolete before they even come into force.
Everyone knows getting legal issues sorted can be expensive, but if you’re a startup your IP is likely to be your most valuable asset. Working out how, and when, to protect it can be difficult.
EBay has taken legal action against its former Australian advertising manager and two associates, who it claims were involved in defrauding the online marketplace of millions of dollars in advertising revenue.
Payday lender Nimble is reportedly in the process of pulling an ad promoting its loans as a means to pay utility bills.