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Lego blocks toy guns

Lego has taken action in the United States of America to prevent sales of an ‘irresponsible’ customisation kit for making real guns resemble children’s toys.

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Significant changes to consumer rights under the Australian Consumer Law

From 1 July 2021, more consumers will benefit from the statutory protection of the Australian Consumer Law with the upper limit for consumer rights protection increasing from $40,000 to $100,000.

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A.C.T LAW ft. HYDROGEN – Canberra hydrogen report published

The Australian Capital Territory Government has published our review of gas laws and legal frameworks for Canberra’s uptake of hydrogen energy.

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Ordinary goods can be war goods under Australia’s export controls

For the most part, tangible signposts guide decision making on Australian export controls by the government agency that has that responsibility, Defence Export Controls (DEC). The most significant of these is the Defence Strategic Goods List (DSGL).

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‘Play nice’ outcome secured in ACCC misuse of market power prosecution

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has secured an important settlement in its action against Tasmanian Ports Corporation (TasPorts) in the Federal Court. In the first case since an ‘effects test’ was added to the ‘purpose test’ as a basis for establishing ‘misuse of market power’, TasPorts admitted that it had engaged in conduct.

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Beyond digital art - implementing NFTs to your business

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been around since at least 2014 but have yet to really come into their own. Digital artworks and virtual cat-breeding (see below) may attract clickbait headlines but represent slightly trivial use cases and are nowhere near what we can ultimately expect of NFT technology.

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New regulations on data protection in China

The Chinese government has announced new provisions clarifying the collection of personal information by mobile apps.

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Digital art – NFTs and intellectual property

The recent explosion of interest – and investment – in digital art has highlighted one more area where blockchain is steadily encroaching into all aspects of modern life.

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Changes to .au domain name licensing rules

The .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), which administers rules for .au domain names in Australia, has announced some rule changes that will come into effect from today, 12 April 2021.

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Fair shake of the (digital) sauce bottle – Australia’s news media bargaining code

It has been a dramatic month for social media in Australia, with Facebook unexpectedly blocking all news content and some government and emergency department accounts.

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