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Instagoods takes trade mark fight with Instagram to Federal Court
Intellectual Property 2021-07-08 3:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Retail tech and dating start-up Instagoods has appealed a successful challenge of its Instadate trade mark registration by social media giant Instagram. The appeal to […]

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Facebook says ACCC’s data collection allegations ‘overstated’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-06 11:52 am By Miklos Bolza

Facebook has accused the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of overstating the amount of data it collected on users through its discontinued Onavo Protect mobile […]

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Lawyer to seek ‘no adverse costs’ order in cartel class action against Facebook, Google
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-18 3:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The self-represented lawyer behind a $1 billion class action against Facebook and Google over a cryptocurrency ad ban has said he will bring the first […]

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Facebook ‘pleased’ to restore Australian news pages after tweaks to media code
Media 2021-02-23 5:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Social media giant Facebook has announced it will soon reverse its ban on news pages in Australia after discussions with the Morrison government resulted in […]

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ACCC chair stands by final offer arbitration clause in proposed media code
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chair of the ACCC says that while it has made concessions in response to complaints from Google and Facebook about its proposed media bargaining […]

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Google threatens to block search in Australia if media code becomes law
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech giants Google and Facebook have come under fire in a Senate inquiry for their “threats” to block news in Australia if a draft media […]

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‘Not healthy nor sustainable’: Facebook says it shouldn’t be asked to fix Aussie media problems
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-20 1:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook and Google should not be expected to solve the challenges currently facing the Australian media industry, according to the social media giant, which has […]

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Facebook, Instagram waived right to arbitrate startup’s competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-23 6:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram have lost a bid to shut down a lawsuit brought by an Australian social media startup, with a judge finding […]

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Facebook hit with ACCC action for ‘misleading’ users over data protection app
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-16 10:43 am By Christine Caulfield

The consumer watchdog has launched enforcement action against Facebook, alleging the social media giant engaged in false, misleading or deceptive conduct in the promotion of […]

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Government to introduce legislation requiring Google, Facebook to pay for news
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 10:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal government will introduce legislation on Wednesday that will require Google and Facebook to pay news publishers to exploit their content and give them […]

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