Sector: Media & entertainment

Bark but not bite?

March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

In its recent decision of Today FM (Sydney) Pty Limited v Australian Communications and Media Authority [2014] FCAFC 22, the Full Federal Court has held that the investigative and determinative powers of the Australian Communications...

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South Africa presses play on media merger

September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 7 August 2013, the South African Competition Commission cleared the second stage of the sale of Independent News & Media South Africa (Pty) Ltd (INMSA), a South African publishing company, subject to conditions relating...

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Taxing time

June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the lead up to the end of the financial year, the ACCC has instituted proceedings against Taxsmart Group Pty Ltd, Taxsmart Franchising Pty Ltd and Resultsmart Pty Ltd (Taxsmart) alleging that it published false...

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Foxtel Management Pty Ltd has provided the ACCC with a court enforceable undertaking following allegations that Foxtel breached sections 18, 32(2) and 36(4) of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) with a free television offer. During...

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May the force be with Disney

December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a little film called Star Wars was released into theatres, spawning an entire universe of movies, books, comics and even a religious movement. 35 years...

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Earlier in September, Justice Dowsett of the Federal Court handed down a decision ordering three publishing companies (‘Elite Publishing’) to pay total penalties of $400,000 for misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct. The companies’...

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It’s the end of the road for Seven Group Holdings (Seven) as the ACCC has decided to oppose its proposed acquisition of Consolidated Media Holdings (CMH). This is the latest decision of the ACCC to...

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In recent weeks, we’ve had two indications of the way in which misleading and deceptive conduct provisions apply to third party content on social platforms like Facebook. While we’ve known for a long time that...

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Facebook’s billion dollar baby

August 16, 2012 | 1 Comments

The reasonably new “market” that is social networking has seen its first headline-making acquisition cleared by the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT).   The OFT has decided not to refer the acquisition by Facebook of Instagram to...

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Spiderman caught in a web of antitrust

May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Producers of the most expensive show in Broadway history, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, have filed a lawsuit against the musical’s former (Tony Award-winning) director Julie Taymor. The plaintiffs, 8 Legged Productions, have alleged that...

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