The Communications Law Bulletin (CLB) discusses a wide range of communications law and policy issues and is distributed in hard copyand/or email to members as part of their membership.
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In this issue:
New Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice
Clare O’Neil provides an overview of the new commercial television industry code.
If A Contract Granting an Intellectual Property Licence is Terminated,
Can the Licensee Continue to Use the IP?
Timothy Webb provides some helpful tips for businesses and their lawyers negotiating IP licences including that parties should consider clearly documenting in the agreement what should happen to an IP licence if the agreement is terminated.
Profile: Geoff Hoffman, Partner at Clayton Utz and CAMLA President
CAMLA Young Lawyers representative, Alexandra Gilbert, recently caught up with Geoff Hoffman, to discuss his role as Partner in Charge of Clayton Utz Sydney and his visions for CAMLA.
Security Law Watchdog Recommends Relaxing Secrecy Provisions for Journalists
Adam Zwi considers a report looking at the impact on journalists of section 35P of the ASIO Act.
Publication and Constructive Knowledge: Jurisdictional Divergence in Australia
CAMLA Essay Competition Winner, Joel Parsons considers innocent dissemination,
the different judicial treatment of constructive knowledge and the implications for social media users.
What Changes to Australia’s Media Ownership Laws are Being Proposed?
Associate Professor Timothy Dwyer, University of Sydney provides an overview of the recently proposed changes to Australia’s media laws.
Copyright in a Meme
Ryan Grant considers what copyright exists in a ‘meme’ and whether its author has any protection under Australian copyright laws.
Internet of Things - Is it Hype or the Next Big Thing? Part II
James Halliday and Rebekah Lam provide the second and final instalment in a two–part series which examines the legal and policy implications of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Profile: Christina Allen, General Counsel of Fox Sports Australia
CAMLA Young Lawyers representative, Eli Fisher, catches up with Christina Allen, to discuss her role as General Counsel of Fox Sports Australia and her views on the key issues facing the industry.
Punting on the Law: In Play Betting
Martin Ross and Mark Lebbon provide an overview of the operation of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth) and
consider the scope of the recently announced review into the Act and the implications for online in play betting.