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Do you sell whiteboxes? Are you legally prepared?


The sale and resale of white box systems is a phenomenon that has grown exponentially and will almost certainly continue to do so in 2006 and into the future. And why wouldn't it? White boxing is an excellent way for resellers to pitch

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Wireless telecommunications network deployments


The role of due diligence, systems analysis and similar processes cannot and should not be underestimated. They are all vital to the success of any technology provider's business venture. However, time after time, providers are failing to

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Domain name disputes


Someone once told me that domain names will one day be as valuable as land and how right they were. Everyone now knows that domain names are strongly associated with organisations' identities and a good domain name can in certain

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Wireless infrastructure – carrier licensing and deployments


The advent of wireless broadband transmissions has brought with it a raft of technical and legal obstacles. Included is a rigorous set of legal restrictions concerning the deployment of the necessary wireless infrastructure. In this

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GITC framework for government contracts


ITC providers looking to crack into the government market will need to ensure that they are up to speed with the legal issues involved and the standard procedures associated with governmental procurement of IT products. A plethora of

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Broadband wars


The past couple of weeks have been rife with tension concerning broadband in the legal and political arenas with a trail of court action and political upheaval over Australian broadband blazing in the media. The first such print worthy

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Copyright laws rehashed


Recent announcements by the Attorney-General Philip Ruddock concerning proposed changes to the Australian copyright laws might finally enable users of iPods to rip, copy and transfer music within the confounds of the Australian

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World Intellectual Property Organization Administrative Panel Rejects Carbonfootprint.org Domain Name Complaint


Disputes over domain names have received some clarification following a recent decision handed down by WIPO regarding the domain name

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Wholesaler safety nets


Veridas Communications Pty Ltd, a wholesaler who reportedly had in excess of 30,000 customers has, according to a range of news sources, forums and blogs, collapsed. In this edition of Legal View , I describe some of the shockwaves

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Limewire – case review


The peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing channel has received intense media attention over the past month. This has been primarily as a result of the Limewire lawsuit filed by a coalition of record companies including Universal, Warner,

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Class actions


Class actions are fairly common in the technology and telecommunications industries. Some more notable class actions in these industries that have been noted by the media relatively recently include the Sony BMG rootkit class action

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New efforts to combat spam in Australia


Although unlikely to stifle the amount of junk mail that hits most of our inboxes on a regular hourly basis, there have been several developments recently initiated in by the Federal Government and governments worldwide to combat

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