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Davies Collison Cave
On 20 March 2020, a judgment of the New South Wales Court of Appeal observed a range of principles relevant to online defamation in a case involving defamatory Facebook posts: Stoltenberg v Bolton; Loder v Bolton [2020] NSWCA 45.
Marque Lawyers
If the ACCC wants to control Google and Facebook, it could instead look to the access to services regime in the CCA.
Holding Redlich
These media sector reforms are not the only regulatory reforms required to ensure a robust Australian media sector.
Stacks Law Firm
This animal rights activists posted online maps of factory farms, slaughterhouses and "animal exploitation" facilities.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
To the disappointment of many, the ABC lost a legal challenge to controversial AFP raids on its Sydney newsroom in 2019.
Davies Collison Cave
Key recent developments in the area of Technology, Media and Telecommunications are summarised below.
Holding Redlich
Privacy, the dominance of digital platforms and press freedom are key issues currently faced by the communications sector.
Since the introduction of the remedy in 2015, site-blocking orders have prevented a range of pirated copyright materials, including films
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
The media falsely reported that they were responsible for floods that caused the destruction of a town and 12 deaths.
Kott Gunning
A former contestant on the Channel 7 TV show "House Rules" won a workers' compensation case, described as an ‘employee'.
Marque Lawyers
A former TV Channel 7 "House Rules" contestant won a workers' compensation case, on the basis that she was an employee.
Marque Lawyers
The truth defence in defamation proceedings is becoming increasingly complex and difficult for journalists to make out.
Holding Redlich
The inquiry examined the adequacy of the current regulatory scheme around the Australian film and television industry.
Holding Redlich
Television series and mini-series produced for streaming to the public on online platforms qualify for two tax offsets.
Holding Redlich
The ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry has the potential to have wide-reaching ramifications on the communications sector.
Carroll & O'Dea
The merger of Nine and Fairfax will substantially alter the products of each entity and its impact will be widespread.
McCullough Robertson
Courts are willing to award powerful remedies to compensate for, or to restrain, the publication of defamatory material.
Marque Lawyers
Esports is competitive video gaming, a global industry that is tipped to have a market value of over $1 billion by 2020.
Holding Redlich
From 1 September 2018, foreign persons with 2.5% interest in Australian media companies must notify the regulator ACMA.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Article discusses the register of foreign ownership of Australian media assets that will be introduced soon.
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