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.
Whether it’s to do with people’s privacy or physical safety, everyone seems to love talking about drones and other remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs).
Last week, Google was hit with the commencement of a new legal battle in the UK which proposed to extend its liability for enabling defamation and not doing enough to remove the offending material.
The EU’s lack of understanding of the digital economy is evident from the language they have used in their recommendations on the single digital market.
Forget the ‘right to be forgotten’ rule – there’s a new legal case that is set to give Google nightmares.
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.