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KIM DOTCOM TO WHITE LABEL HIS “MEGA” FILESHARING WEBSITES


On 1 March 2013, Kim Dotcom suffered a setback when he lost an appeal that had been filed with a New Zealand court that reportedly decided the US Government is not obliged to provide full disclosure of its case against Dotcom prior to Dotcom’s

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ANOTHER UNFAIR ONLINE CONTRACT


A man who racked up a £50,000 debt on an online betting site, Spreadex, has been released of paying the debt after claiming that his girlfriend’s 5 year old son made (very unsuccessful) unauthorised trades using his account.

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Anonymous & anor v SOPA & PIPA


While we all know that protecting the copyright and intellectual property rights of creators is an essential part of creative freedom, two proposed Bills in the US (the Stop Online Privacy Act ‘SOPA’ and the Protect Intellectual Privacy

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Do No Evil: Google’s New Privacy Policy


Despite pleas from European regulators, Google’s new Privacy Policy became effective on 1 March. The new policy has sparked fierce discussion over Goggle’s rights over your personal information, and the significance of having

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Big Brother Blindfolded at Last? USA moves to create a bill of rights aimed at consumer data privacy


In light of recent breaches into consumer privacy (as noted in this blog), the US Government last Friday (24.02.2012) issued a blueprint for legislation: "Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked

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Internet Pirate Marooned in his New Zealand Mansion


Kim Dotcom (nee Kim Schmitz), internet pirate and founder of megaupload.com, has been granted bail in New Zealand today as District Court Judge Nevin Dawson deemed that Dotcom was no longer a flight risk.

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iPhone address books being sent to the cloud


Last April, the late Steve Jobs assured us that Apple ‘haven’t been tracking anybody’, despite the fact that Apple had been recording and storing iPhone users’ location - information made available via the device.

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Ruling a reminder to businesses to get their Customer Agreements, Website Terms and Privacy Policies in check


In a 60-page judgment handed down by US District Judge Liam O’Grady of Virginia on 10 November 2011, the US Justice Department has been granted access to

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Has the Qantas turmoil left your IT business exposed?


Over the weekend it was almost impossible to turn on the television without seeing something about the Qantas turmoil and how it has left tens of thousands of travelers stranded around

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Is computer software “goods” or “services”?


From 1 January 2011, computer software has been classified as goods under the Australian Consumer Law (see the definition of “goods” in section 2 of the ACL).

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Confused by best endeavours/reasonable endeavours/best efforts/good faith efforts/commercially reasonable efforts standards in your software licensing transaction?


In software licence transactions, licensees often seek to impose an obligation on the licensor to exercise its “best endeavours” or “reasonable endeavours” in performing the licensor’s obligations under the relevant agreement. Best

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The danger of not having a written agreement


The classic handshake deal between a customer and a supplier is fraught with risk. I regularly receive instructions from clients who find themselves embroiled in a commercial dispute with a supplier,

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