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Latest Communications Law Bulletin – Disruptor edition

The latest Communications Law Bulletin has been emailed to CAMLA members this week.

In this special Disruptor Edition:

Defamation Trials: Why Plaintiffs are Rush(ing)to File in the Federal Court
Richard Leder (Partner), Sanjay Schrapel (Senior Associate) & Conor O’Beirne (Law Graduate), Corrs Chambers Westgarth consider developments in defamation practice in Australia following the decision in Crosby v Kelly (Crosby) where the Federal Court of Australia decided that it has jurisdiction to hear defamation matters. A number of early advantages for plaintiffs may exist.

Questions for Madeline Hall, Banco Chambers
With Imogen Yates, Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Slattery in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

The Hack Back: The Legality of Retaliatory Hacking
Valeska Bloch, Sophie Peach and Lachlan Peake consider whether organisations in Australia and abroad have a right to ‘hack back’ in response to a cyber attack.

A Flood of Damages for Defamation: The Dam Breaks in Wagners v Harbour Radio
By Julie Cheeseman, Counsel and Bianca Newton, Graduate, Ashurst.

Interview with Katherine Sessions
Dr Martyn Taylor, sits down with Katherine Sessions, Senior Investigations and Compliance Officer at the ACMA and Chair of the CAMLA Young Lawyers Committee to discuss the communications and media industry from a young lawyer’s perspective.

Proposed Changes to EU Copyright Law – Implications for Rights Holders in the News and Media Industries
Kosta Hountalas, Lawyer, MinterEllison discusses some of the implications of the proposed EU Directive for Copyright in the Digital Single Market for the news and media industries.

Profile: Sophie Ciufo
Counsel Business and Legal Affairs at Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc.
CAMLA Young Lawyers Committee Member, Marie Karykis, caught up with Sophie Ciufo, Counsel at Viacom International Media Networks in New York to discuss her experience living and working overseas as an Australian lawyer.

Disruption in Legal Practice
Erika Ly, NSW President of The Legal Forecast, discusses disruption in the legal practice, especially as a result of AI technology.

Establishing a Right to Privacy in Australia: What Would it Look Like, and How Would it Work?
By Richard Leder (Partner) and Sanjay Schrapel (Senior Associate) Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

The Broadcasting Reform Act and Getting the Media We Need
CAMLA Young Lawyer Essay Competition Winner, Anna Belgiorno-Nettis, (Graduate, Gilbert + Tobin)
takes a look at the economic and democratic questions around our latest media reforms.

CAMLA Young Lawyers Committee Speed Mentoring
Report by Nicholas Kraegen

Brace Yourselves: Data Portability Rights Are Coming to Australia
By Sophie Dawson & Ashna Taneja Bird & Bird

Considering International Non-Compete Clauses Within Employment Contracts
With young tech lawyers increasingly chasing professional opportunities overseas, Kate Simpson, a Senior Associate at Hentys Lawyers, discusses international non-compete clauses in employment contracts.

EU Antitrust Regulators Went After Google. Now They’re Going After Amazon…
Karla Nader, Lawyer, MinterEllison provides an overview of the European Commission’s recent competition investigations.

Interview with Amritha Thiyagarajan, Head of Social Ventures and Senior Lawyer at LegalVision
CAMLA Young Lawyers representative, Christian Keogh, recently caught up with Amritha Thiyagarajan to discuss her role as Head of Social Ventures and Senior Lawyer at LegalVision, and her work in the NewLaw space.

CAMLA Young Lawyers Year in Review

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