Bitcoin to be subject to registration and reporting regulations

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2017 9:58:02 AM / by Tal Williams & Lucy Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance, Technology Law

The cryptocurrency revolution is well under way. The new form of currency has begun to revolutionise financial transactions in ways that society is still starting to grasp. While still being a volatile currency, its value rose from US$1,000 at the beginning of the year to nearly US$16,000 per coin as of December 2017. More and more people are getting on board with this new cryptocurrency and, as recently as November 2017, several Australian home owners have even begun accepting Bitcoin payment for their property. There appears to be no limits to the use and growth of cryptocurrency. But cryptocurrencies still remain outside the scope of the regulated financial system. That is, until now – sort of.

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Innovation in Law, the Process of Disruption.

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2017 4:44:54 PM / by Holman Webb posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Recovery & Insolvency, Franchising & Retail, Banking & Finance, Food Law, Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Insurance, Intellectual Property Protection, Foreign Investment & Migration, Govenment, Media & Communications, Workplace Relations, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Third Sector: Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise, Property, Technology Law

Greg Malakou, Holman Webb CEO, speaks to Business First magazine about how innovation not only gives Holman Webb a competitive advantage in the market but is also fundamental to the firm’s growth strategy.

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What Is A Mandatory Data Breach Notification?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2017 2:20:07 PM / by Tal Williams & Lucy Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Technology Law

If you store personal information of any kind you have strict obligations under the Privacy Act not to disclosure that information to third parties. Systems, however, can be breached.

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Update on Online Contracts:  How binding is a “click”? How binding is a reference to a set of terms?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2017 4:01:38 PM / by Tal Williams and Lucie Treguier posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Technology Law

Australian case law tends to show that Australian courts apply general contract law principles to determine whether, and to what extent, a set of terms and conditions on the website are binding on the contractual parties.

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Copyright Infringement - Downloading Music and Movies –the First Injunction Against Infringing Websites

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 17, 2017 3:02:51 PM / by Tal Williams and Maria-Fe Lazarte posted in Technology Law

Late last year, the film industry in Australia won its first legal battle against piracy and unauthorised downloading practices since the amendment of the Copyright Act in June 2015.

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eSignatures: Why You Need to be Cautious

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2016 9:18:53 AM / by Tal Williams & Lucy Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Technology Law

Electronic signatures, also known as eSignatures, are a simple means by which documents can be legally signed. In this era, where rapidly growing technology is having a high impact on the business world, eSignatures have allowed for a faster more efficient way for people to legally complete and exchange a range of contracts, approvals, agreements and transactions.

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Online Sales & Drip Pricing – Adding Extras as You Proceed to the Checkout

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2016 2:59:42 PM / by Tal Williams & Lucy Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Technology Law

Online providers have been warned that advertising the lowest price on a web landing page, then adding admin costs, insurance, booking fees and other expenses as you work through the booking process will be consider unfavourably by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’).

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SPAM - It's Still Happening

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2016 12:00:13 PM / by Tal Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Technology Law

Readers would be familiar with the contents of the SPAM Act. Essentially, the Act requires that an electronic communication must not be sent without the consent of the recipient, it must contain clear and accurate information about the person or organisation that authorised the sending of the message, and it must contain an “opt out” or “unsubscribe” provision so the recipient can choose not to receive emails in the future.

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Strategies to Minimise Cyber Breaches and Their Consequences

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2016 9:01:49 AM / by Tal Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Media & Communications, Technology Law

It`s important to pay attention to the way the personal information of your company is secured. If you mishandle the confidential information of your customers, it can cause them a financial or reputational loss and lead to a decreasing of trust and considerable harm to your good name.

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Defamed – Google’s Inaction Proves Costly

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2016 2:06:00 PM / by Tal Williams & Lucy Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Media & Communications, Technology Law

It is well established under Australia law that secondary publishers can be held liable for defamatory material if they had actual or constructive knowledge of the defamatory matter. This was the crux of Dr Janice Duffy’s multi-year legal battle in the Supreme Court of South Australia with internet search giant, Google.

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