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Amsterdam in July?

Two possible reasons to visit Amsterdam in July: copyright and privacy law courses at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law.

Dallas Buyers Club sues to identify internet subscribers

Dallas Buyers Club LLC seeks preliminary discovery to identify alleged unauthorised downloaders of the film

What would Google do [1]

The Way of the Warrant: Google has published a video on how it deals with search warrants

Sex, videotapes and damages II

Following on from last week’s Giller v Procopets, I was asked if Max Mosley’s payment of the prostitutes precluded a claim for breach of confidence, leaving him just with his Conventional rights to privacy. It is certainly true that the trial judge focused primarily on the invasion of Mr Mosley’s rights to privacy. However, his Lordship did also find that “Woman E” breached her obligation of confidence to Mr Mosley:.. Read More

Sex, videotapes and damages

The “IP issue” arose amid a number of claims arising from the breakdown of a defacto relationship. Ms Giller came from Russia in 1990 and shortly after commenced living with Mr Procopets. Together, they had twins, but the relationship was very rocky to say the least.  Neave JA explained the circumstances giving rise to this part of Ms Giller’s claim: 358 … Ms Giller obtained an interim intervention order against Mr Procopets on.. Read More

3 helpful iPhone apps for Australians

AroundMe Metro Public Transport (Melbourne, Sydney and Perth) a free and paid version for Melbourne Pocket Weather AU (like the great widget, but you have to pay) Another 5 another lawyer likes. The three I mention can be (are) Australian specific information services.  These work well because they relate to location specific things which the iPhone can retrieve.  Most of the other apps I find useful really need to sync.. Read More

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