One thing is clear about artificial intelligence (AI) and intellectual property (IP) at the moment: there are more questions than answers. Who should be author? Who is responsible for a work’s liability? What about moral rights? Is a computer programme capable of making an ‘inventive step’ or forming an ‘intellectual
The Perth trial of Bradley Robert Edwards, found guilty of two of the three Claremont murders. How should we deal with judges who are biased or incompetent? And, a new Victorian report finds that two thirds of children who spend time on remand never receive a custodial sentence.
Reforms to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Act) are just around the corner, and after two years of extensive stakeholder consultation, the Government has finally proposed a limited liability scheme for use of orphan works. The proposed reforms were announced by Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety
Property conveyancing is an important part of the home buying or selling process, as it’s the legal process of transferring ownership of a property from one person to another. Due to what’s involved, the conveyancing process must be managed by a qualified conveyancing professional. Here at Sutton Laurence
Further to my post of 22 September 2020 (see: https://melbournepropertylaw.blogspot.com/2016/01/can-gift-of-land-during-donors-lifetime.html), Teri Konstantinou has written an article about a recent NSW Court of Appeal decision (Mentink v Olsen –  NSWCA 182) in which the trial judge set aside a gift by a dying mother to her daughter. See https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mentink-v-olsen-2020-nswca-182-elefteria-teri-konstantinou/?trackingId=ZhuaYDE6QPOJRPO5pBsdNw%3D%3D
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death has ignited raw and intense political wrangling over how to fill her seat on the US Supreme Court. We reflect on her legacy and the political manoeuvering. And, in a case involving a soldier known only as Private R, the High Court of Australia has
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The House of Representatives recently passed a bill which will strip mobile phones from people in immigration detention. Will the bill pass the Senate? What does this mean for asylum seekers? And residents of the remote Northern Territory community of Santa Teresa have just won a big legal victory
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When construing a restrictive covenant, a careful analysis of its various components is needed to understand its true effect, and indeed, whether it is effective at all. For example, one covenant in Toorak dating back to the 1960s, purported to … Continue reading →
Today is R U OK Day. A day to empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life. Especially with the hardship that COVID-19 has brought upon many people and businesses it is so important to check
The vast majority of COVID-19 cases in Victoria’s second wave of the pandemic are traceable to breaches of hotel quarantine. What went so horribly wrong? A judicial inquiry is trying to find out. So far, a lot of the evidence has focussed on how the roles and responsibilities of
At Sutton Laurence King Lawyers, our team can advise you on a broad range of Intellectual Property (IP) services including patents, trademarks, designs and other forms of protection. This may be one of your most valuable assets! Get in touch at https://slklawyers.com.au/our-ser…/intellectual-property-ip/
1. In Foudoulis v O’Donnell  VSC 248, the Supreme Court (Mukhtar As J) considered the approach to be taken by the Court in assessing whether a proposal to modify a restrictive covenant would substantially injure the persons entitled to the benefit of the covenant.
2. The plaintiff was the registered proprietor of a
How might Clive Palmer challenge WA legislation designed to thwart his legal action against the WA government? Also, in Victoria, sexual assault survivors now require a court order before they can speak publicly about their experience. Following protests the law is currently under ‘urgent’ review. And the Victorian Court of