EIFY: terms of use

Clickwrap terms held enforceable, but no compensable loss for breach

Google gets EUR2.43 billion fine

The European Commission has fined Google EUR2.43 billion (approx. AU$3.6 billion) for misusing its market power over internet searches.

Selected links from last week

In case you missed the: A selection of links I found interesting last week

Selected links from around the web

A selection of (mostly) IP-related links I found interesting last week

Global Innovation Index

WIPO has published its annual global innovation index.

Convergence Review

The Commonwealth Government has released the Final Report of the Convergence Review (pdf). While initially there were some indications that this review might relate to intellectual property issues, especially copyright, the Final Report focuses on the areas of regulation traditionally covered by labels like “broadcasting”, telecommunications, “spectrum allocation”, “media ownership” and “local content” requirements. The […]

Smartphone patent landscape

Dr Mark Summerfield has an interesting post demonstrating some work he and his colleagues have been doing modelling the ownership of patents in the smartphone space. In their mobile technology landscape, or themescape, they seek to demonstrate pictorially: Samsung appears to own key hardware patents; Microsoft seems to own most software patents; but Apple seems […]

Framing the Convergence Review

On 28 April, the Government’s Convergence Review (noted here) issued a Framing Paper. According to p. 4 of this curious document: This initial consultation paper seeks to identify the principles that should guide media and communications regulation in Australia, and provide stakeholders with the opportunity to raise the key issues arising from the principles. Its […]

Convergence review

It’s never too late to discover a government inquiry (at least before the legislation comes through)! Back in December, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy announced a Convergence Review. Media Release, draft Terms of Reference and “home page“. Given its departmental provenance and some of the discussion in the Background Paper, it […]

Software licensing

IP What’s Up (USA) reviews a book demystifying software licensing (from a US perspective). OUP’s link.

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