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Copyright in software – the latest word from the Federal Court
Insight 01 Sep 2021

The Federal Court has handed down its judgment in Campaigntrack Pty Ltd v Real Estate Tool Box Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 809 in a decision with important implications for copyright enforcement in software under Australian law. ...

New consoles, new games, old copyright
Insight 01 Sep 2021

The release of new video game consoles (including the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and the improved Nintendo Switch) will likely increase user-generated content – in both in-game creations and the volume of gameplay that is streamed within the wider gaming community alike. ...

Moored in the Marina: the Federal Circuit Court refuses to imply a licence restriction for the use of sailing footage
Insight 01 Sep 2021

The Federal Circuit Court provides a fresh reminder of the need for businesses in the creative industry to agree and clearly document positions on intellectual property (IP). ...

New Victorian Market-led Proposals Guideline encourages private sector proposals to Government
Insight 31 Aug 2021

The Victorian Government has recently released an updated version of its Market-led Proposals Guideline (also known as 'unsolicited proposals' or 'exclusive transactions' in other states) which affirms its continued focus on market-led infrastructure and services projects. ...

Consultation period has closed for draft FAR Bill
Insight 31 Aug 2021

On 13 August 2021, consultation closed on the various documents issued by Treasury in relation to the much anticipated Financial Accountability Regime (FAR). ...

Get ready for the IDR changes
Insight 31 Aug 2021

With the implementation date of the internal dispute resolution (IDR) changes imminent, many of you will have commenced (or, in some cases, already completed) updating internal complaints procedures to comply with ASIC's new standards and requirements for IDR systems. ...

ACCC seeks overhaul of Australia's merger regime: what you need to know
Insight 27 Aug 2021

The Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Rod Sims outlined the ACCC's vision for a dramatic overhaul of Australia's merger review regime. Here's what you need to know. ...

Key changes to COVID-19 commercial tenancy protections: what do landlords need to know?
Insight 27 Aug 2021

NSW's retail and commercial leasing regulations have been amended, now requiring (in addition to the protections under the original regulations) landlords not to increase rent, and to renegotiate rent and other lease terms, before taking enforcement action against eligible impacted tenants ...

Post 2025 National Electricity Market Design
Insight 27 Aug 2021

The COAG Energy Council requested that the Energy Security Board (ESB) consider whether any changes were required to the core National Electricity Market (NEM) framework in order to facilitate the technological shift towards a lower emissions electricity system. ...

Further progress for Renewable Energy Zones across the NEM
Insight 26 Aug 2021

Significant investment in network infrastructure will be required to ensure there is sufficient network capacity in the National Electricity Market (NEM) to support the broader electricity system and meet the needs of new generators. ...

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