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Tracking your digital fingerprint online raises privacy issues

7:21AM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | Robert Merkel

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.

Could a brainstorming session lead to intellectual property issues?

7:09AM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

There are a few potential issues associated with this scenario you need to consider.

Your business cannot say ‘No refund!’

7:31PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Did you know it’s against the law to say you will not provide a refund under any circumstances?

Testimonials and reviews: Keep it real

7:53PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

It’s hard to deny the power of online testimonials. However, there are three things you need to know before you start posting fake reviews.

Can you trademark a store design? Apple wins the right in Europe

7:39PM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | Cara Waters

Apple has won the right to trademark its flagship store design in Europe in a landmark ruling.

LOT network: How Google and friends aim to block patent trolls

7:34PM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | Bruce Baer Arnold

Google, Canon and other information technology corporations last week announced they’re banding together in an attempt to fix an allegedly broken patent system and squash the wave of patent trolls and privateers crippling innovation.

ACCC cracks down on Spreets daily deals site for alleged false claims

7:26PM | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 | Eloise Keating

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has initiated Federal Court proceedings against daily deals site Spreets, which it alleges misled consumers in 2011 and 2012.

To backup or not to backup – there really is no question

6:21PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

You’re not backing up your website, emails or documents? Fail.

Myth-busting retailer guarantees: Everything has a consumer guarantee

6:54AM | Thursday, 19 June 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Do you sell products? Did you know you have to honour a minimum guarantee – even if you did not manufacture it?

Search engines and data privacy: What’s happening with all those ‘right to be forgotten’ requests in Europe?

6:31PM | Thursday, 12 June 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

A recent EU ruling has given internet users the right to request the removal of personal listings on Google and other search engines.

Government warnings about a shocking fake power bill scam

6:37PM | Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Federal Department of Communications has warned small business owners to be vigilant following the discovery of a new scam involving fake electricity or gas bills.

No privacy policy? Google says you need one

5:13PM | Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

If you use any of Google’s services for your website and don’t have a privacy policy, you could find yourself banished. If you use any of Google’s many products or services, here's what you must do.

EU privacy ruling the latest legal blow for Google

5:21PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Last week’s ruling by the European Union (EU) Court of Justice is already causing chaos in Google’s operations with the new flood of requests. Here's why.

Are e-signatures legal in Australia?

5:30PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Next month, the European Union will implement a standardised legal framework for handling digital signatures. It’s time to look at whether they’re legally binding in Australia.

Amazon’s ‘silly’ patent only strengthens Aussie startup’s position

5:24PM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Kye White

Amazon’s move to patent the process of taking a picture of an object against a white background makes Australian startup Pixc stronger, according to founder Holly Cardew.

Pandora jewellery founder backs major online legal player LawPath

5:20PM | Monday, 12 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Lawpath, a “one stop-shop” for individuals and businesses with legal needs, has announced the closure of a new funding round, with the full investment coming from Brook Adcock, the founder of the jewellery business Pandora Australia.

Law firm looks to find sweet spot in startup legal matters

5:48PM | Thursday, 1 May 2014 | Kye White

Clearpoint Counsel has come a long way since 2011 when it was launched in Melbourne’s co-working space The Hub, hoping to make legal services more accessible to startups.

Why we raised $300,000 through a revenue loan: Online marketplace startup

4:39PM | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Rose Powell

LegalVision has pivoted twice and is ready for to grow, raising $300,000 as a revenue loan.

Social media law part three: Can I post whatever I want on Facebook?

4:56AM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

In part three of this series looking at social media and the law, I’ll examine how Australian law limits what you should and shouldn’t post on your social media accounts.

Social media and the law: Starting your business on Facebook does not exempt you from the law

3:53PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Are you starting or promoting your business through social media? Here are a few key legal points you need to be aware of.

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