Thursday, October 17, 2019

Australian Digital Platforms Inquiry makes major legislative recommendations

This summer, Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), released its final report in the landmark Digital Platforms Inquiry (Inquiry), following...

MediaBytes – the last month on MediaWrites: Instagram, Airbnb, and an...

We’ve been catching up with MediaWrites authors to discuss the latest news in the media industry. In this instalment, Katrina speaks to Bryony Gold...

What’s not to like about Instagram’s latest test?

Why is Facebook trialing hiding "Like" counts? It is clear that Facebook takes social responsibility seriously and it's no coincidence that Facebook is an important...

How to catch lightning in a bottle: EU draws up plans...

Today's digital environment is of course characterised by a number of hugely successful multinational companies operating at a global level across borders. This brings...

What a future without social media ‘likes’ could mean for the...

From Facebook's 'thumbs up' to Reddit's 'upvote' and Instagram's and Tik-Tok's 'likes', so-called 'vanity metrics' in social media are ubiquitous, and 'double-tapping' has become...

Update on Renckhoff: Re-posting a photograph without the explicit consent of...

As reported previously on Mediawrites, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered a controversial decision in 2018 according to which the...

MediaBytes – the last month on MediaWrites: the Copyright Directive, AI...

We've been catching up with MediaWrites authors about the hottest topics being discussed in the media industry. In the latest instalment of MediaBytes, Katrina...

The Online Harms White Paper – which companies could be affected?

Many social media platforms have recently been the subject of public scrutiny for harmful content such as terrorism, bullying and disinformation disseminated by individuals...

The Online Harms White Paper: whatever happened to online-offline equivalence?

From internet time immemorial the UK government has adhered to the principle of online-offline equivalence. No Ministerial speech or government paper has been complete...

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