June 2016

June 17, 2016 10:00 AM | Posted by James Patto & Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
In a week where the Victorian Government plugged a loophole in transport legislation to stifle Uber's quest for the sharing economy 'holy grail' (namely, legislative recognition and legality), the Victorian Supreme Court has put another dampener on the sharing economy by ruling that two tenants had breached their lease with their landlord by renting their leased apartment out using the popular home sharing website, Airbnb. read more
June 3, 2016 10:59 AM | Posted by Ben Fisher and Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
One of the most ambitious library projects ever conceived, the Google Books project – a plan to scan and digitally store every single book in the world – has recently overcome one of the biggest legal hurdles in its path to creating the world's largest digital library. On 18 April 2016, the US Supreme Court denied without comment a petition from the Authors Guild to hear its appeal of a 2015 court ruling in favour of Google, putting an end to a decade long legal battle. read more