Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
We have more IT Law, Domain Law and Telecommunications Law posts coming soon.
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Tags: domain law, domain name law, IT Law, IT Lawyer, IT Lawyers, telecommunications law
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
A recent YouTube video campaign targeting Logie award winner and Home and Away Star Ray Meagher, has raised questions about free speech and internet law.
Cooper Mills Director Erhan Karabardak and IT Lawyer was interviewed by Channel 9′s ‘A Current Affair’ about his expert legal opinion on internet regulation of online media, and in particular his views on the so called comedy videos.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
Cooper Mills is proud to announce the launch of its new Brand Protection Service, www.TM.com.au.
Cooper Mills Lawyers, one of Australia’s leading IP, and domain law expert legal practices, today launched version 1.0 of its online brand protection service portal TM.com.au, giving both local and international clients online trademark registration services, and trademark monitoring and management services.
Cooper Mills Lawyers Director Erhan Karabardak said:
Cooper Mills expects to expand the product offering and functionality of TM.com.au over the coming months.
Tags: brand protection, domain name registration, trademark, trademark law, trademark registration, www.tm.com.au
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
The issue of domain name wildcarding became a hot issue in 2006, after auDA deleted 19 domain names from a Registrant because they were wildcarded. This matter ended up in the Federal Court of Australia and was fought out, until the parties resolved the matter shortly before trial.
This Court battle caused auDA to develop an interim policy on wildcarding in 2007, which was to have been reviewed but almost 3 years on and nothing has happened – so it remains an interim policy. Our enquiries of auDA revealed that they did intend to have their security and stability advisory committee (SSAC) look at the issue soon (that was in 2009) – it is interesting to note that at the time the interim policy was announced the SSAC didn’t have any members!
In order to understand wildcarding one must understand what it means. The auDA policy defines it as:
The auDA definition is a little misleading. Firstly a wildcard record matches all requests for fourth level domains as opposed to ‘non-existent domain names‘. For example a domain coopermills.com.au exists, but if it were wildcarded then anything that was typed before coopermills.com.au with a full stop would resolve to (usually) a web page hosted at the third level domain. If an internet user was to type cars.coopermills.com.au, then it may resolve to www.coopermills.com.au. The effect of this is to in essence allow any fourth level domain, as opposed to manually creating them.
Wildcarding is commonly used by almost all parking companies such as Sedo. The rational is that it is better that an internet user is directed to content rather than an error – this enhances the internet user experience.
auDA had claimed that wildcarding caused the security issues identified in RFC 1535. The Registrant called the author of RFC 1535 Ehud Gavron to give evidence as an expert at the trial, who disagreed. During Mr Gavron’s visit (and after the matter had been resolved by the parties), Cooper Mills Lawyers hosted Mr Gavron who spoke on wildcarding of domain names in the .au context.
To download the podcast click on the link: Domain Wildcarding: The Implications for the .au Space
Sunday, December 27th, 2009
To all of our clients and visitors to our blog, we wish you seasons greetings and a safe and prosperous new year.
Thank you for your support in 2009, and we look forward to working with you in 2010.
Our office will be re-open on 11 January 2010.
Stay tuned for our new IT Law, Telecommunications Law, Domain Law and general Commercial Law articles / posts.
Tags: Commercial Law, domain law, domain name law, IT Law, telecommunications law
Thursday, December 10th, 2009
We are working on bringing you some more new and interesting IT Law and Domain Law posts and articles shortly.
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Tags: domain law, domain lawyer, IT Law, IT Lawyer, telecommunications law, Telecommunications Lawyers