Thomson Reuters is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new Subtitle 6.9 “Internet Law” in The Laws of Australia encyclopaedia. We have released this subtitle in recognition of the pervasive nature of the internet in our society, and the extensive laws that have emerged, regulating content and activity in that space.
This Subtitle provides expansive coverage of the application of these laws across the following topic areas encompassing the breadth of the internet: the regulation of online content; spam; online gambling; copyright infringement; cybercrime; and domain names.
It discusses the principal laws that govern these areas including, among others: the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth), the Spam Act 2003 (Cth), the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth), the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), the Criminal Code (Cth), and the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), and the cases decided under these laws.
TLA Subtitle 6.9 “Internet Law” is co-authored by Valeska Bloch and Adrian Fisher, two leading practitioners in the communications and technology law area.
Valeska Bloch is a Managing Associate in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications team at Allens, specialising in the procurement and development of large-scale ICT platforms and telecommunications projects. She also advises on new media and traditional media transactions, privacy, and data management. Valeska is also co-head of Allens Accelerate, Allens’ practice providing cost-effective legal advice and solutions to start-ups and emerging companies. Valeska has also previously updated Subtitle 6.7 “Radiocommunications” in The Laws of Australia. Her outstanding legal achievements were recognised by Australasian Lawyer, which recently named her in its 2016 Hot List, and described her in 2015 as “one of the country’s leading TMT lawyers” and a “Woman to Watch”. Valeska was also named by Doyle’s Guide in its 2016 listing of Technology, Media & Telecommunications Rising Stars.
Adrian Fisher is a Telecommunications, Media & Technology Counsel at Linklaters (Singapore). Adrian advises clients across the Asia-Pacific region on a range of technology transactions, from traditional outsourcing/procurement to newer arrangements like data analytics and fintech. Adrian’s acute knowledge of the privacy and data protection laws that have emerged in the Asia-Pacific region over the last 5 years places him in a prime position to help clients understand and comply with these laws, and in executing transactions in the TMT industry. He also advises on intellectual property, internet and telecommunications regulations. Adrian has an extensive legal background, starting from working as a legal officer at the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva, progressing through an impressive career at Allens, and since October 2012, at Linklaters.
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