Stories by Mark Addison

  • LEGAL CLINIC: Catchy Internet names have their catches

    One of the many things to fall out from the tech stock meltdown has been "dot-com" domain names. But just because an IT company falls upon hard financial times, it doesn't mean it (or its liquidator) can easily flog off its catchy domain name, in this country, and make some quick cash. For the sake of this article, let's call our domain catchy.com.au operated by Catchy Toys Pty Ltd (both presently fictitious!)

  • LEGAL CLINIC: Design ramifications

    The recent decision by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) in the case of Maguire v SOCOG will have significant consequences for the development of e-commerce.

  • LAW CLINIC: Body blow for outsourcing

    Outsourcing of services by both corporate and government entities has grown strongly over the last few years, and nowhere more strongly than in the IT sector. Outsourcing may be favoured because it results in a better level of service delivery, frees up funds which would otherwise be tied up in plant, or because an outside service provider can perform the work more cheaply.