Deep fakes, inventorship and ethics – WIPO revised issues paper on Artificial Intelligence

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Liz Bodey

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

Proposed copyright reform in Australia – Limited liability scheme for use of orphan works

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Liz Bodey

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 transferr…

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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

Can a gift of land during the donor’s lifetime defeat a claim against his or her estate after death? – follow up

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noreply@blogger.com (William Stark)

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 – [2020] 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

The background was that the

VALE Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. High Court of Australia rules that an off-duty soldier can face trial in military court

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ABC Radio

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

The world can often sprawl outside your vision. With legal obstacles in life sometimes seeming insurmountable, our assis…

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The world can often sprawl outside your vision. With legal obstacles in life sometimes seeming insurmountable, our assistance can help you find the sky beyond the clouds. ​ ​Here at Sutton Laurence King Lawyers, we assist you through every step of your legal quandary with clear communication and understandable legal

Bill to ban mobile phones in immigration detention. And Supreme Court win for remote NT residents over poor housing

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ABC Radio

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

With the financial hardship derived from the COVID-19 global pandemic placed upon everyone, small and large businesses a…

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With the financial hardship derived from the COVID-19 global pandemic placed upon everyone, small and large businesses are feeling signifiant economic pressure. Pioneers at ensuring fair and equitable outcomes, Sutton Laurence King Lawyers will provide appropriate professional advise to support and guide you through these difficult times. Contact our team

Judicial inquiry into COVID-19 hotel quarantine in Victoria

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ABC Radio

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

How does the Supreme Court determine whether modification of a restrictive covenant would substantially injure those entitled to the benefit of the covenant?

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1.     In Foudoulis v O’Donnell [2020] 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

Clive Palmer v WA, gag laws on sexual assault survivors in Victoria and considering personality disorders when sentencing

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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