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  • Will 3D printing usher in the next wave of Internet piracy?

    A predicted boom in 3D printing could create a tangled web of intellectual property (IP) issues as it becomes cheaper and easier to copy designs and make knockoffs, according to some IP experts.

    Written by Adam Bender09 Jan. 15 14:25
  • Apple Sues Amazon Over 'App Store' Name

    It didn't take long for Apple, which seems to be suing anything that moves lately, to drag Amazon's economy tablet, the Kindle Fire, into a lawsuit.

    Written by John P. Mello Jr.19 Nov. 11 07:48
  • Twitter used for social good and to incite disorder

    Twitter and other social media sites are sparking an international debate over whether the forums serve the public good or make it easier to incite disorder.

    Written by Christina DesMarais26 Sept. 11 02:36
  • What Facebook ruling means for social media at your company

    It has been widely accepted by both employees and organizations that what you say on a social media networkabout a company where you're working could get you fired. A recent decision by a judge in New York may have changed all that after he ordered five people who were fired over comments on Facebook to go back to work.

    Written by Angela West10 Sept. 11 06:29
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  • Electronic Signatures: Legal considerations and best practices

    Worldwide, organisations are adopting electronic signature solutions to help reduce their carbon footprint, streamline business processes, improve security and record-keeping, and reduce costs. Australian law allows nearly every document to be signed using electronic signatures. In these cases, electronic signatures are legally equivalent to their wet-ink counterparts and businesses would benefit from their adoption. Almost all agreements used in typical business departments, such as sales, human resources, legal and procurement in their day-to-day operations, are capable of being signed electronically. In this paper, we will review the law as it relates to electronic signatures by analysing how such signatures are treated under the Commonwealth and State electronic transactions legislation (ET Legislation) and how such signatures are treated under general law.

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