Allens Arthur Robinson

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21 May 2008

Social networking sites have become mainstream and concerns about the online safety of children have received increasing political and media coverage both within Australia and internationally. Three documents that have been recently released in the United Kingdom examine the use and misuse of social networking...


19 Feb 2008

The past 18 months have seen incremental changes to the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Act 2006 to facilitate the transition from Australia's single analogue television broadcasting service to a system requiring broadcasting in digital mode, and facilitate the associated services and new channels. This...


12 Dec 2007

This bulletin discusses the latest cases and legislative developments affecting patents, designs, trade marks, copyright, trade practices and litigation, including the ACCC's decision to drop misleading conduct case against Google subsidiaries.


5 Dec 2007

Recent changes to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 have been driven by an objective of harmonising Australia's content regulation. Ian McGill and Valeska Bloch review the changes. Subject to a number of exceptions, whatever the delivery platform or form the content takes, whether permanent or...


19 Oct 2007

The release of new geographic domain names will give businesses an opportunity to register domains that reflect a geographic connection to their business. Jesse Gleeson and Jeremy Collins report.

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20 Nov 2008

Social media involves the communication of content (whether professional or user generated) amongst users of a service. The term covers a range of online experiences. The most prominent examples of social media are the social networking sites (MySpace, Facebook), but virtual worlds (World of Warcraft,...

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20 Nov 2008

Over the past 2 years, Australian politicians and shock jocks have been regularly outraged by the availability of online or interactive content that has been deemed harmful or inappropriate for Australian youth. The live streaming of late night antics on the Big Brother website, the...

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