AGM 2014 Report

The Society held its 32nd Annual General Meeting in March and reported on accomplishments and financial position for 2013.

The following members were elected to the Committee for 2014:

 

Alison Willis

Anne Petterd

Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Thompson

Iassc Lin

Lucy Jurd - Vice President (Shared role)

Manuel Schmidt - Vice President (Shared role)

Michael Saunders

Moses Kakaire

Pamela Gray

Paul Doman - President

Philip Argy

Richard Horton - Secretary

Saranpaal Calais - Treasurer

Tanira Morrison

Thai Loi

Winson Chan

 

At the AGM a number of motions were presented for discussion and adoption. The motions adopted require the new Committee to:

  • Investigate and report upon how the Society can grow;
  • Consider changes to the annual fees and the value proposition for members;
  • Continue to operate the Student Essay during 2014.

The Committee will work on the motions and report through the website and newsletters, along with the normal business of the Society.

The website will be updated to reflect new contacts so that any enquiries you have will be directed appropriately to the relevant Committee member.

Paul Doman - President

0412 433 877

 

Welcome to the NSW Society for Computers and the Law

We bring together lawyers and information technologists in all sectors of business - private practice, corporations and government. The website will keep you up to date with information and events of interest to the Society members. These include meetings, seminars, articles and the Forum (which is accessible to members only). 

Latest Journal Issue 85

We are pleased to announce the release of the next issue of our journal.  Here is an overview over its content:

New technology, faster broadband, the proliferation of smart phones and new online services are giving rise to a host of legal challenges considered in this issue.

Jessica Gurevich and Capucine Hague consider the 'Bring Your Own Device' or BYOD phenomenon, a recent trend whereby companies allow or require employees to use their own phones, laptops or similar devices for work purposes. They discuss key factors and legal implications that companies need to consider in formulating a BYOD policy.

Katrina Cavanough, the winner of the 2012 Student Essay Prize, considers the implications of modern technology and ever-increasing broadband speed for copyright protection, and the potential for ISPs to play a gatekeeper role in the fight against piracy of copyright content following the 2012 High Court decision in Village Roadshow Pty Ltd v iiNet.

The difficulties facing traditional notions of copyright in the digital age are further explored in the context of online video streaming services in separate articles written by Victor Lei and Jesse Gleeson.  These articles highlight the uncertainty surrounding the questions of whether streaming copyright content is an infringement of copyright, and whether the provision of streaming and recording services (for instance, of free-to air television) constitutes copyright infringement.

In her article ‘Sub-licences – Underestimated and Overlooked?’, Anna von Dietze considers recent UK case law that considered a tricky software licensing question, namely, whether a sub-licence can continue to exist once the head licence under which it was given falls away.  A recent ruling of the England and Wales High Court suggests that under certain circumstances, a sub-licence may continue on-foot notwithstanding the termination of the head-licence.

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