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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner - Online Competitions in Australia
Jul / 30

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – Online Competitions in Australia

Sharon Givoni Consulting Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Social Media

When it comes to online competitions, many Australians do not know the rules behind setting them up. Many businesses and online personalities use online competitions as a means for generating traffic, followers and sales. So what should you consider when setting up an online competition?   What are the laws generally in Australia around running […]

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Employees and Personal Emails - Breaching Employer Intellectual Property?
Jun / 29

Employees and Personal Emails – Breaching Employer Intellectual Property?

Sharon Givoni Consulting Consumer Law, Internet Law

Employers beware – employees and personal emails could be breaching your IP! One question we often get asked is: whether it is a breach of copyright for employees to email copyrighted works from a work email address to a personal email address.   Employees and Personal Emails – What is the law? The leading case […]

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Social Media Policy in the Workplace
Sep / 20

Social Media Policy in the Workplace – Who Owns an Account?

Sharon Givoni Consulting Copyright, Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Social Media

We all know that social media accounts can be a valuable asset to any business. In the early days when an account was linked to a person, ownership questions were far less contentious. However, those days are long gone, and the revenue stream which comes from social media connections means that the ownership of those […]

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Legal perils to avoid when using social networks

Sharon Givoni Consulting Consumer Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Internet Law

This article considers copyright for businesses in relation to social media. Issues explored include: Who legally owns a business’ social networking account? Recommendations for drafting social media policies and what they should cover Resolving other issues that can arise from social media use such as bad publicity Social media can both help and hurt businesses. […]

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Social Media - Trade Promotions Tips & Tricks by Sharon Givoni
Jul / 20

Social Media – Trade Promotions Tips & Tricks

Sharon Givoni Consulting Internet Law

Online promotions and competitions can be an effective way to boost exposure to your brand and engage with your target market. You may want to run a competition like: “Caption this photo for a chance to win” “Tell us in 50 words or less why …” “Like, comment or share this to be in the […]

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Website terms and conditions - what you need to know by Sharon Givoni
Jun / 30

Website terms and conditions – what you need to know

Sharon Givoni Consulting Internet Law

This article considers the legalities of website terms and conditions of websites including consumer laws, warranties, privacy policies and disclaimers. It also considers clauses covering payment methods, delivery of goods and intellectual property clauses that address social media. Read more…

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Copyright and the Internet – busting some myths

Sharon Givoni Consulting Internet Law

In Cyberspace, once your illustrations are posted online you lose a certain degree of control. As a lawyer, I often see the same issues arise. For example, people ask about the ten per cent rule and also whether if they post a copy of their drawing it themselves they are protected. Misconceptions about the use of […]

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Unauthorised Photographs on the Internet

Sharon Givoni Consulting Internet Law

There is no blanket law specifically stopping you from photographing others without their consent. However, specific laws may apply to the situation depending on the context. Read more…

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