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Sign here, smile there: the legal side of influencer agreements.

Social media influencers have transformed the way brands engage with consumers. As we discussed previously, this influence has created legal responsibilities that brands must understand and navigate when engaging influencers. For brands using influencers, well-documented influencer agreements are essential.

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Spamalanche: when inbox overflow leads to penalty blow.

In 2023, businesses paid almost $10 million in penalties for breaching the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) (Spam Act). This involved breaches by household names including Kmart, Ticketek, DoorDash and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. This was a significant increase in penalties from previous years, showing that consumers are fed up with receiving spam messages and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is as vigilant as ever.

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Apple Takes a Bite Out of Retail.

Apple stores are more than just places to buy iPhones and MacBooks – they are experiences. We have all been to an Apple store and seen the distinct look and feel. From the sleek wooden tables to the iconic glass staircases. The layout is clean, minimalist and designed to showcase the products in the best possible way. But can the Apple store retail layout be trademarked?

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Navigating the changes: privacy law reforms in 2024.

Privacy is paramount, especially in today's digital age where our personal information is constantly being collected, stored, and shared. The Australian Government is set to make significant changes to privacy laws to protect consumers and align with global standards after a series of data breaches. Here's what you need to know:

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Navigating social media influencer requirements.

In recent years, social media influencers have transformed the way brands engage with consumers. Influencers carry significant power in shaping trends, opinions and purchasing decisions of consumers. However, this newfound influence has also brought about a set of legal responsibilities that brands engaging influencers must understand and navigate.

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The unknown songwriter – AI music and copyright law.

In an era where artificial intelligence continues to redefine the boundaries of creativity, recent developments in the music industry have brought copyright law into uncharted waters. With AI now capable of generating songs in the style of iconic musicians like John Lennon and Kurt Cobain, questions of copyright authorship and ownership are creating some big soundwaves.

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