March 2013

March 28, 2013 12:21 PM | Posted by Nicole Reid and Alberto Colla | Permalink
Directors and senior executives of companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) have another reason to play close attention to what is being said about their company on the internet. read more
March 22, 2013 12:00 AM | Posted by Genevieve Watt and Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
In late January, in Association of New Zealand Inc v Enforcement Number: Telecom NZ 2592 [2013] NZCOP 1, the New Zealand Copyright Tribunal issued orders against a copyright infringer under New Zealand's "three strikes" anti-piracy legislation for the first time. The respondent had uploaded musical works via peer-to-peer file sharing protocol BitTorrent, in breach of the copyright holder's exclusive right to communicate the works to the public. read more
March 8, 2013 12:00 AM | Posted by Tarryn Ryan and Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
Last month the United States Supreme Court put a definitive end to a challenge of the constitutionality of laws which allow the US Government to conduct warrantless surveillance of non-US citizens, by finding that the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the action.[i] The challenge was brought by human rights groups including Amnesty International, lawyers and journalists, all of whom claimed that their communications were likely to be caught up in surveillance activities carried out under the laws introduced by the FISA Amendment Act.[ii] read more