December 2012


December 20, 2012 12:00 AM | Posted by Posted by Tarryn Ryan and Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
The past few days have been eventful to say the least for Instagram and Instagram users. On Monday, Instagram proposed new changes to its privacy policy and terms of service that sent users on a war path. Just as remarkable was Instagram's rapid response and backflip following the outcry. read more
December 19, 2012 12:00 AM | Posted by Posted by Tarryn Ryan and Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
In a recent decision of the District Court of New York, the HathiTrust Digital Library's 'digitisation' of literary works was held to fall within the fair use exception to copyright infringement because of the purposes behind the making of the reproductions. This decision has significant implications for the US fair use doctrine in the digital age. read more
December 17, 2012 12:00 AM | Posted by Post by Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
We've previously commented on the High Court's landmark decision in Andrew v ANZ [2012] HCA 30, which concerned the law of contractual penalties in the context of various fees and charges levied by the ANZ bank on its customers. read more
December 3, 2012 12:00 AM | Posted by Posted by Tarryn Ryan and Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
You may have seen the Facebook post that went viral over the last week or so, supposedly invoking copyright protection over everything you've ever uploaded to Facebook. There were similar posts on privacy rights going around earlier this year when Facebook was floated on the stock market. read more