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Rights Owners Strike Back? Preliminary Discovery post Dallas Buyers Club Published by Lexis Nexis Internet Law Bulletin 18/2015 and Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin 28/2015 By Grant Hansen In 2012 the ISP iiNet achieved a notable victory in the High Court in  Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Ltd (2012)...

(Published in Law Society Journal of NSW September 2014. Revised version published in Australian Commercial Law Tracker October 2014) Grant Hansen   In the seminal case on damages for software infringement, Autodesk v Cheung (1990) 171 IPR 69Justice Wilcox observed that:   one matter which is, in my opinion, relevant, is the difficulty...

Directors and Managers liability for copyright infringement over the internet. (Published in Internet Law Bulletin vol.18 No. 2, 2015) Grant Hansen A person who has under his control the means by which an infringement of copyright may be committed – such as a photocopying machine – and who...

(Published in Keeping Good Companies August 2013) Grant Hansen The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) recently published a discussion paper1, which recommends the introduction of a US style fair use defence to the existing law of copyright. That defence would replace  the existing highly specific fair dealing...

(Published in Lexis Nexis Risk Management 2014 Volume 24 No 6) Cloud computing is already a big part of our lives; though, often, we don’t realise we are using it. Partly, no doubt, that is the intention. The name itself encourages fuzzy thinking and its users...

Background The commencement of the changes to the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (NSW) (“the Act’”) which have been evolving since 2012 finally commenced on 29th April 2016. These changes have a significant impact on Vendors and Purchasers of properties with swimming pools and spa pools.   Are you selling a property with...

If your home was built before the 1980's it could be affected by hazardous Loose-Fill Asbestos insulation, which was used as insulation in the 1960's and 1970's. The NSW Government is proposing new laws which will require you when selling your home to confirm whether it...

Commercial Arrangement Sole Trader Partnership – Is there a partnership agreement? Does it need to be updated? Company – Is the Constitution up to date? Do you understand your director’s liabilities? Trust – Is the Trust Deed up to date? Unsure Written Agreements Is this arrangement evidenced...