A social media law conversation
A social media law conversation
26 July 2017 | By  Lowndes Jordan  | Rick Shera
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A social media law conversation
A social media law conversation
26 July 2017 | By  Lowndes Jordan  | Rick Shera
A social media law conversation
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Video of Rick Shera's Keynote address to National Digital Forum Conference 2014 - Teh Intarweb: It'll be the death of us all
Video of Rick Shera's Keynote address to National Digital Forum Conference 2014 - Teh Intarweb: It'll be the death of us all
04 December 2014 | By  Rick Shera
What happens to our digital assets - the things we post online on social media platforms, blogs etc and to our social media accounts themselves, after we die?
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Beware the full frontal selfie
Beware the full frontal selfie
20 April 2014 | By  Rick Shera
Aaron Smith is an All Black rugby player. In New Zealand that means anything he does is newsworthy but it's hard to imagine anything more likely to attract publicity than his full frontal nude selfie that made its way to twitter recently. The way in which this occurred though raises important privacy and criminal law questions.
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Updated: Harmful Digital Communications Bill
Updated: Harmful Digital Communications Bill
12 December 2013 | By  Rick Shera
The Harmful Digital Communications Bill would set up an Approved Agency to try, by “negotiation, mediation and persuasion” to deal with harmful material which is posted online..
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The Digital Afterlife
The Digital Afterlife
19 June 2013 | By  Stephanie Nicolson  | Rick Shera
What becomes of our online assets and identity after we die, and how can we ensure that they are treated appropriately by our executors?
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Irish Court says Facebook doesn't have to filter posts
Irish Court says Facebook doesn't have to filter posts
13 February 2013 | By  Rick Shera
It's good to see Courts in various jurisdictions getting it. They understand that it is practically impossible and legally unjustified to try to impose on online service providers a duty to filter or otherwise proactively monitor content as it is uploaded and shared ...
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Facebook User Generated Content is Advertising (in Australia but not in New Zealand - updated)
Facebook User Generated Content is Advertising (in Australia but not in New Zealand - updated)
06 August 2012 | By  Rick Shera
A decision of the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) should send a warning to advertisers - and not just in Australia. In the decision...
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Regulating that new fangled wild west internet thingy
Regulating that new fangled wild west internet thingy
22 November 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Simon Power - law reform Minister extraordinaire - recently pronounced the internet the "wild west" and has therefore asked to the Law Commission to see how he can plug the gaps ...
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