August 16th, 2017

The International Institute of Communications (IIC) annual conference will be held on 11-12 October in Brussels. 

"This year we will be in Brussels, the heart of the European Union. This is a particularly important time of change globally, but particularly in the European Union with a thrust towards a digital single market and developments within the structure of the Union as a whole.  Our mandate to facilitate free thinking in the digital market place starts right here and we look forward to stimulating discussions at a global level."

Register here: http://www.iicom.org/events/annual-conference/item/annual-conference-2017

August 3rd, 2017

 

 

 

August 2nd, 2017

Message from the Arts Law Centre of Australia:

Laugh Your Arts Off - Friday 11th August

"Laugh Your Arts Off is back bigger and better in 2017, featuring a variety of comedy acts who will take the stage to dazzle you with their wit, charm and funnies!

Join us in a night of rambunctious laughs, and support Arts Law while you’re at it! All ticket proceeds go to Arts Law so they can continue supporting the Australian creative community.
Bring your mates, dates, partners and co-workers down to the Giant Dwarf for some comedy gold.

Featuring:
AARON CHEN | JENNIFER WONG | LUKE JOSEPH RYAN | PAIGE HALLY | FRAN MIDDLETON | SONGTOURAGE | SUREN JAYEMANNE & more acts to be announced!
• Early Bird tickets $25 (July)
• Doors at 7pm for an 8pm start
• Purchase tickets via the Giant Dwarf:
https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/laugh-your-arts-off-2017/

Hearts for Arts Law is the fundraising committee for the Arts Law Centre. Arts Law is an independent national community legal centre that services the arts community in Australia. It provides free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations across all art forms.

Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian."

August 2nd, 2017

Ashurst have kindly made a video available of the International electronic marketing: enforcement and consent seminar:

https://ashurst.kulu.net/view/W0bE5t5WfSe

In an interconnected world, many companies need to think globally when they design their electronic marketing and underpinning consent systems. This seminar was a rare opportunity to hear directly from two key regulators about the pivotal issues of enforcement and consent.

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Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and Jeremy Fenton, Executive Manager for the Unsolicited Communications Branch of the ACMA provided insights about their respective regimes.
Andreas Mauroschat from Ashurst's German privacy practice provided brief EU insights.


July 4th, 2017

CAMLA's annual trivia night will be held on Thursday 31st August at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, York Street, Sydney. Register your early interest by emailing camla@tpg.com.au. Tickets will go on sale in the near future.

July 4th, 2017

CAMLA YOUNG LAWYERS CPD SEMINAR
PRACTICAL DEFAMATION LAW
FRIDAY 28th JULY 2017


Join us for the inaugural CAMLA Young Lawyers Committee CPD Seminar.

Panelists will provide a practical insight into defamation law, including discussing the
general framework of defamation law, and how to approach pre-publication advice and
defamation litigation.

When Friday 28th July 2017
7.30am registration and light breakfast
7.45am – 9.00am panel and questions
Where MinterEllison – Lvl 40 Governor Macquarie Tower 1 Farrer Place Sydney
Tickets Members $15.00 (including GST)
Non-Members $20.00 (including GST)
Book here

Panelists 
Clarissa Amato
, Barrister, Banco Chambers
Theo Dorizac, Senior Legal Counsel, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
Katherine Giles, Senior Associate, MinterEllison

CPD Units One (1)

May 16th, 2017

CAMLA/IIC seminar - International electronic marketing: enforcement and consent

Thursday 18th May
6:00 pm start with canapes and drinks to follow

Ashurst, Ballroom, Level 9, 5 Martin Place, Sydney

$40 (incl GST) for CAMLA/IICA members
$50 (incl GST) or non- members

In an interconnected world, many companies need to think globally when they design their electronic marketing and underpinning consent systems. This seminar is a rare opportunity to hear directly from two key regulators about the pivotal issues of enforcement and consent.

Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and Jeremy Fenton, Executive Manager for the Unsolicited Communications Branch of the ACMA will each provide insights about their respective regimes. Andreas Mauroschat from Ashurst's German privacy practice will provide brief EU insights.
 

Register here: www.camla.org.au/seminars
or contact camla@tpg.com.au if you would like any further information

April 26th, 2017

In this issue:

Is It Really All About You?
Privacy Commissioner v Telstra Corporation Limited [2017] FCAFC 4
By Tim Brookes, Sophie Dawson, Clare Doneley and Jessica Norgard (Ashurst)

Telecommunications - A Regulatory Stocktake…
Dr Martyn Taylor (Norton Rose Fulbright) provides an overview of developments in telecommunications regulation in 2016 and what we can expect in the remainder of 2017.

Disclosing Privileged Documents to Regulators
Alex Cuthbertson, Partner, Monisha Sequeira, Senior Associate, and Alex Lee, Lawyer (Allens) report on the Cantor v Audi decision.

An Update on the Activities of the Australian Press Council
Antonia Rosen, a media lawyer at Banki Haddock Fiora, sits down with Professor David Weisbrot,
Chair of the Australian Press Council, to discuss developments in the regulation of Australian media

The Hare or the Tortoise - Is the Law Keeping Up With the Telecommunication Sector’s Blistering Pace of Change?  Thomas Jones and Michael Joffe of Corrs Chambers Westgarth take a look.

Site Blocking Case Handed Down: Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Ltd [2016] FCA 1503
Simone Blackadder and Andrew Stewart (Baker McKenzie) report on the recent site blocking decision of the Federal Court of Australia in Roadshow Films v Telstra.

Selling on Social
By Emma Dowsett, Lawyer, and Rebecca Dunn, Special Counsel, Gilbert + Tobin

Profile: Ed Santow, Human Rights Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
CAMLA Young Lawyers Committee Chair, Sophie Ciufo, caught up with Ed Santow, Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission, to discuss his views on key human rights issues such as freedom of speech and communication.

OPINION: Law Reform Should Protect, Not Harm, Creators
In light of the recently released report into Australia’s intellectual property arrangements by the Productivity Commission, Eli Fisher (Banki Haddock Fiora) argues that copyright law reform should protect, not harm, creators.

Challenges in Media Regulation
On 9 November, Richard Bean, Acting Chairman of ACMA spoke to CAMLA members and guests in Sydney about some of the challenges in media regulation.

Report - CAMLA Seminar -“Fair Use, Flexibility, Innovation and Creativity”
By Ashleigh Fehrenbach, Associate, MinterEllison

 

A hard copy will be also posted to members who have elected to receive the Communications Law Bulletin this way. If you want to check or change your delivery preference, please contact: Cath Hill - camla@tpg.com.au

 

We hope you enjoy this issue and welcome any feedback.

 

 

April 23rd, 2017

"Kim Dalton is the author of Platform Papers 51, Missing in Action: The ABC and Australia’s screen culture, published 1 May. Kim Dalton is a respected broadcast and public policy professional, who as CEO of the Australian Film Commission led the policy debate around Australian content on television. As Director of ABCTV (2006–13), he increased funding for Australian programs and steered ABC TV into the digital era. Now, half a decade later, he reflects on how lack of governance and an inadequate, outdated Charter have undermined an effective policy framework built up over sixty years.

In his powerful essay, Dalton challenges Australia’s foremost cultural institution. At our breakfast he expands his discussion of the ABC’s responsibilities and the need for creative engagement with the independent production sector, and the cultural challenges of the digital world.

‘Using its status as an independent statutory authority’, he writes, the ABC ‘now disregards transparency, accountability and engagement with policy objectives, and instead pursues an internal agenda and its own priorities. He calls for a new Charter that defines the ABC’s responsibilities as a cultural leader; and sets proper measures to achieve them."

 

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