New Media

In December 2016, the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria summarily dismissed what was an unprecedented defamation action brought by Milorad Trkulja against Google Inc. But, in a much anticipated decision,1 the High Court of Australia on Wednesday unanimously allowed Mr Trkulja’s appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision, permitting Mr Trkulja […]

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Cases involving social media giants such as Twitter rarely come before the courts, particularly those involving posts by anonymous users, so we were interested to read the decision handed down by Pembroke J last week in X v Twitter Inc [2017] NSWSC 1300. The plaintiff company sought final injunctive orders against Twitter Inc and Twitter International […]

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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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