Using Songs in Marketing and Advertising Campaigns

Clive Palmer’s $1.5 million lesson in Copyright Law Marketing and advertising campaigns often use existing songs or music, in building brand awareness. Specific songs or music become associated with a particular brand, business or organisation. Where songs or music are owned by third parties, licences have to be obtained from all the copyright owners and… Read More

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Interlocutory Injunctions in Defamation & Injurious Falsehood: Recent Cases

25 August 2020 Introduction Individuals and businesses continue to be targets of defamatory statements, and false or disparaging reviews published on social media platforms such as Facebook or Google My Business, which cause significant reputational damage and loss. Where the publisher refuses to take down the offending material, the affected party has no option but… Read More

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Zoom Video Communications and Data and Privacy Risks – April 2020

In adapting to the restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces have been relying on Zoom Video Communications’ (Zoom) videoconferencing technology which has enabled people working from home to connect with colleagues and the public. However, as Zoom’s popularity increases, workplaces should consider whether Zoom is the appropriate forum to hold private and confidential workplace… Read More

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Non-disparagement clauses in standard form contracts deemed to be unfair contract terms by the ACCC – June 2018

By Katarina Klaric (Principal) and Emma Contebardo (Lawyer), Stephens Lawyers & Consultants  Negative or disparaging online reviews can result in substantial damage to a business’ reputation and also loss of revenue.  Where reviews are false, defamatory or not genuine, businesses can take legal action to have the reviews taken down and claim compensation. Some businesses… Read More

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Damages for Online Defamation – Recent Cases [2015 to October 2019] – Updated Oct 2019

Katarina Klaric, Principal, Stephens Lawyers & Consultants * Publication of defamatory comments on websites, social media and business networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn are becoming increasingly common and are causing devastating harm to both personal and business reputation and business losses.  Some of the defamatory material published is of such an… Read More

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