Legislation Updates

If you’re interested in computer games, or know someone that is, you’ve probably heard of loot boxes, an increasingly common feature of computer games which has also been drawing increasing criticism and regulatory attention of late. What are loot boxes? Loot boxes are digital items which may be purchased in computer and mobile games. Each […]

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Developing a biofuel project in Queensland? The regulatory environment is changing up with a broad-ranging Queensland Government review of energy legislation due for imminent release. Energy production in the Australian biofuel industry is currently undergoing rapid transformation, despite its relative infancy. The regulatory environment is accordingly under review to more effectively the expanding industry. Federal […]

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Every year an untold number of organisations are affected by data breaches. These can be accidental or inadvertent (eg leaving an external hard drive of sensitive information on the train), but are more frequently malicious attempts by external parties to obtain sensitive information (eg hacking). From 22 February 2018, organisations affected by an “eligible data […]

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With emojis now an inseparable part of modern communication, it was inevitable that they would be used by a person in the course of contractual negotiations. As recently found by an Israeli court, the use of certain emojis could, in context, evidence intention to enter into contractual relations, as a consequence of which a prospective […]

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The Productivity Commission released a draft report on intellectual property arrangements on 29 April 2016. This report, which spans 600 pages in total, considers the current state of intellectual property creation, use, and protection in Australia, and proposes drastic and wide ranging changes to current intellectual property laws.

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