Monday, February 24, 2014

Class Actions

A recent decision by the Federal Court means even more hurdles for those considering commencement of a a class action, as theres an increased risk of the process failing even after an initial success.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What kind of a parent are you?

Helicopter parenting is a newish concept in psychological literature. Though obviously the concept for the illo wasn't much of a struggle.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Tweet stops here!

Two recent cases in the US point to an interesting development in the use and ownership of social media content. Both The Washington Post and Agence France Press have been found liable for copyright infringement for unauthorised use of images. The case was complex, with claim and counter claim being made by a number of parties involved, with media companies citing the Twitter terms of service as a defence, in particular the phrase “You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services. 

The hopeful upshot being that Users own their tweets and third parties copy at their peril.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Art, Ideas and the Sea

Great Ocean Quarterly is a new magazine, mmm, lovely aroma of actual ink on (PEFC) paper, dedicated to art, ideas and the sea.

The magazine launched in November 2013, and the summer edition was published last week, January 2014. There's great article on artist Jeff Raglus, an incredible, beautiful, awesome (really, actually awesome) photo essay on falling off a board on the face of a huge wave (which frankly scared the proverbial out of me in spite of poetry of the accompanying essay by GOQ creative driving force Mick Sowry), and a great series of articles on sea, food, seafood and food by the sea, among other summer treats.

I did a couple of illustrations this issue, one celebrating the humble and mighty sausage, the other accompanying an almost stream of consciousness tale of 'fishing with Doug'.

Great Ocean Quarterly is available in newsagents, selected independent bookstores or by subscription.