February 2014

February 24, 2014 11:35 AM | Posted by Nicole Reid and Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
Over the last few years, there have been a number of news reports about the use of loud music as an interrogation or torture technique employed against prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military detention camp.  Recently, Canadian electro-industrial band Skinny Puppy has generated further publicity on the issue with its members' response to the discovery that their music had been used in this way. Upset by this use of their work, they have reportedly sent an invoice to the US government for $666,000 for musical services. read more
February 21, 2014 11:38 AM | Posted by Veronica Scott and Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
Today the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner released the final version of the guidelines on how agencies and organisations can comply with the new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). read more
February 18, 2014 11:40 AM | Posted by Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
The Australian Law Reform Commission Final Report into Copyright and the Digital Economy is now publicly available. read more
February 13, 2014 11:42 AM | Posted by Paul Jeffreys and Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
Contracts are used to allocate risk between the contracting parties.  One mechanism for doing so in a contract is by using limitation and exclusion of liability clauses. read more
February 10, 2014 2:40 PM | Posted by Nicole Reid, Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
How is a character in a literary work, as distinct from the literary work itself, protected by copyright? read more