What is Ripple? Have you heard of Ethereum? What about Auroracoin?
The answer – these are cryptocurrencies.
The Oxford Dictionary defines “cryptocurrency” as “a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central [...]
What is passing off? Revlon’s Mitchum Clinical deodorant v Unilever’s Rexona and Dove deodorants
To put simply, passing off is where there is a misrepresentation that a business’ goods or services are those of another business. Under an action for passing off, protection is given to those who have developed goodwill or reputation. For a claim [...]
On 31 July 2014, ASIC released Report 402 that outlines enforcement outcomes it has achieved during the period 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2014. As Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator, ASIC has the role of identifying and dealing with those who break the law. ASIC does [...]
In his occasional column for CPD Interactive, Melbourne writer PAUL BATEMAN profiles just some of the many writers and artists who also have a law degree – including Australian filmmaker and writer, Natasha Pincus.
Melbourne filmmaker and writer Natasha Pincus graduated from Monash University in 2002 with first class honours [...]
In his occasional column for CPD Interactive, Melbourne writer PAUL BATEMAN profiles just some of the many writers and artists who also have a law degree – including Spanish playwright and poet, Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936).
There is in every year of every law class the one student who [...]
What is a motor vehicle?
The PPS Act definition has just changed – do you understand its impact?
The Personal Property Securities Amendment (Motor Vehicles) Regulation 2014 (Cth) was registered on 1 April 2014. It will commence on 1 July 2014. The new Regulation narrows the definition of motor [...]
Mandatory data breach notification may soon become a reality
First of all, some definitions. Personal information is, in essence, information that identifies a person or could reasonably identify a person; data breach means unauthorised access to, or disclosure of, personal information; and serious data breach means a data breach where there is a real risk [...]
We all know that the Privacy Act is the law which regulates the handing of personal information about individuals. But do you know that the most significant development in privacy law reform since the Privacy Act was first introduced in 1988 is about to commence?
The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy [...]
In this latest video blog Natalie gives a brief overview of some of the differences between databases on the market and in particular the case citators including CaseBase, FirstPoint, LawCite and Jade Barnet.
A case citator provides a summary of the case, and importantly tells us what has happened since [...]
Stephen Linden, a specialist in taxation law and tax dispute resolution. In this course, Preparing for tax litigation in the Federal Court, Stephen shares insight and offers a practical guide to preparing for taxation litigation in the Federal Court. The course includes information on why choose the Federal Court over the [...]