Archive for April, 2012
Monday, April 30th, 2012
Welcome to Privacy Awareness Week (‘PAW’), 29 April to 5 May 2012.
Privacy Awareness Week 2012 runs from 29 April to 5 May and is all about promoting awareness about privacy rights and responsibilities in the community.
Cooper Mills are proud to be a PAW Partner for 2012 again. As part of privacy awareness week we will be publishing a number of tips about privacy law.
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Friday, April 27th, 2012
Optus has today suspended its TV Now service, following a successful appeal against its earlier win in which the Federal Court had held that Optus was not liable for copyright infringement under the Copyright Act (Cth).
The case emerged from the Optus TV Now service which enabled Optus customers to record live TV and watch it at a later time, including AFL and ARL. The Court had earlier held that the action of recording was that of the customer and not Optus.
Optus now has 21 days in which to seek leave to appeal to the High Court.
More to follow.
Friday, April 20th, 2012
In a judgment handed down by the High Court today, the appeal by AFACT against iiNet’s earlier wins in the Federal and and Full Federal Court, has been dismissed.
In what is seen as a major blow for AFACT, who represents the heavy weights of the music and film industry, the High Court brought down a unanimous decision.
More to follow.
Monday, April 16th, 2012
ASX Listed M2 Communications has acquired Primus from US parent Primus Telecommunications Group (‘PTG’) in what is reported to be a $192.4 million deal.
It is reported that the transaction is not conditional on shareholder approval, and is due to complete in the second quarter of 2012.
The move comes amid restructuring by PTG of its Australian and Canadian businesses, while the purchase is yet another in M2′s strategic acquisitions, coming hot on the heels of its acquisition of Time Telecom earlier this year.