The proposed defamation law reforms could see an increase in cases of everyday social media users being sued, along with companies.
Defamation law reform is on the horizon. Social media companies may be held more liable for what they publish. But this could come at the expense of everyday users.
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The personal is now commercial – beauty, fashion and feminism.
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Sometimes I want to cheer online publications that combine politics, fashion and beauty for the way they are mainstreaming feminism. On closer inspection, though, it has produced some odd results.
Google-led AMP consortium is a fight-back against Apple News and Facebook Instant Pages.
Online advertising is out of control: are Facebook's Instant Pages, Apple News, and Accelerated Mobile Pages the answer?
‘Keep the beard or lose it?“
The relaunch of Twitter co-founder Ev Williams' blogging platform promises a revolution in online publishing. It's not there yet.
Chief Executive and Publisher of Melbourne University Press, Louise Adler, will chair the new book council.
The Book Council of Australia began to take shape last week when MUP director Louise Adler was announced as its chair. But what is its purpose, and how will it embrace the industry's new voices?
Pay wall or no pay wall? Students study at the Humboldt University Library in Berlin, one of the most advanced scientific libraries in Germany.
Much of what's being said in support of open access publishing misses one key point: that is there is always a value chain and costs are incurred. Someone somewhere is paying for open access.
Just make your access open, and do away with the silly wrapper.
Earlier this week the publisher Macmillan announced (in somewhat breathless prose) that subscribers to 49 of its Nature journals would be able to share links to the full text of articles that would otherwise…
In new vs old publishing models, just who is the dinosaur?
When Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation launched a broadside at Google, claiming the company abuses its overwhelming market position in Europe, it looked a lot like a clash between web and print – the Information…
Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese worries that a depleted press gallery is affecting the quality of political reporting.
Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese recently bemoaned the decline in the quality of political reporting in Australia. Albanese is not the first current or ex-politician to question the standard of reporting…