Archive for October, 2011
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
The Victorian and New South Wales governments have teamed up to open a tender for the application and provision of registry services for new GTLDs including .melbourne and .sydney.
The tender appears to be for a ‘start to finish’ service provider who can apply to ICANN for the GTLDs, manage the process and provider registry services.
There are a number of local players who would be likely to bid in the tender process, including Melbourne IT (who originally managed the .au space) and Ausregistry who currently provides registry services for the .au space (as well as a number of other international TLD and ccTLDs).
Tags: .melbourne, .sydney, domain law, domain lawyer, domain lawyers, domain name law, domain name lawyer, domain name lawyers, technology law
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
The ACCC has announced that it intends to appeal the recent Federal Court decision which found that Google was not liable for misleading and deceptive conduct in publishing Adwords advertisements.
In its recent press release the ACCC said:
On appeal the ACCC has indicated that it will be challenging this finding by the Court with respect to 4 advertisements. The ACCC also indicated:
This is a significant case as there is a lack of Australian case law on Google Adwords advertisements, which are now one of the most commonly used advertisement methods for Australian businesses, with some businesses spending thousands of dollars per week.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Cooper Mills was recently quoted in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, IT Pro section 11 October 2011, some quotes from the article entitled ‘Is it legal to send your data overseas’:
The full text of the article is viewable here.
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
The ACCC has failed in its bid to have the Federal Court declare that the manner in which Google differentiates sponsored links to organic search results was misleading and deceptive within the meaning of the Australian Consumer Law.
The ACCC had argued that by failing to adequately distinguish advertisements from search results, Google had engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct.
While the Court failed to agree with the ACCC, Google has since changed the labeling of advertisements from ‘sponsored links’ to ‘Ads’ in line with comments by the Court, that the labeling was unclear, but not misleading and deceptive within the sense of the Australian Consumer Law.