In 2012, there were reports Bruce Willis was suing Apple because he was not legally allowed to bequeath his iTunes music collection to his kids. The story was false, but it raised important questions about digital possessions.
Here are a few of the ways the big social media and tech companies are accessing your data and using it for profit.
A former employee of AussieCommerce has launched proceedings in the Supreme Court against the online retailer.
ATO guidance on GST treatment of bitcoin at the top of agenda as Senate inquiry is officially announced10:22PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Kye White
A Senate committee inquiry into bitcoin must examine the ATO’s guidance requiring Australian bitcoin exchanges to charge GST on the value of the bitcoins they supply, industry figures say.
If you are a LinkedIn member and have signed up with a profile, then the answer is likely yes! LinkedIn is using your details and may be using your image for its marketing campaigns.
Businesses have been sneaking clauses into their customer terms that allow them to keep deposits or ‘fine’ customers for negative reviews. But is this legal?
Startups say reform of the employee share scheme can’t come soon enough, as the federal government makes progress on its plans to overhaul the scheme.
Google is receiving one million takedown notices per day. Not for ‘right to be forgotten’ but for copyright infringement.
Have you thought about running a contest or competition to boost sales? Here are the key legal details you need to be aware of.
The Australian Taxation Office has released its much anticipated guidance on the taxation treatment of bitcoin. Along with the guidance paper they released a slew of draft rulings.
Many startups and small business owners are unsure about whether they need insurance, and if they do, what sort. It’s a good question which comes up quite often.
Melbourne-based startup lawyers General Standards is opening New York and London offices to support its Australian startup clients’ international expansions.
There’s been a lot of talk about internships recently and the potential problems of exploitation employers can run into when they take on free labour.
You have agreed with a friend or colleague to start up your business idea. But if you don’t agree upfront how to structure your ‘arrangement’, you can end up in big legal battles.
A copyright battle between two single-word messaging apps appears to be over before it even got started.
Novelty nanosocial app Yo! has allegedly accused Australian-based push notification API Oi! of copyright infringement.
EU regulators are pushing for the EU court ruling on the ‘right to be forgotten’ to be extended worldwide. Here's the legal implications for your startup.
Just how much information we give away about ourselves as we browse the web has been raised again by a tracking device used in thousands of websites.
There are a few potential issues associated with this scenario you need to consider.
Did you know it’s against the law to say you will not provide a refund under any circumstances?