Duguid v. Fb, Footnote 7: TCPA Panorama Considerably Altered by Ninth Circuit Resolution

It has been about one year and eight months since the United States Supreme Court released its landmark decision in Facebook v. Duguid. Since then, numerous courts have incorporated Facebook into their opinions, with variations in their interpretations. For many plaintiffs filing suit under the TCPA, Footnote 7 of the Facebook has provided them with … Read more

The rise of AI in insurance coverage – A double-edged sword

Insurance companies have relied on data for as long as insurance has existed. Today’s insurers use big data from myriad sources to underwrite more accurately, price risk and create incentives for risk reduction. Advances in data capture and storage make available more information about consumers than ever before. From telematics that tracks driving behavior to … Read more

Provide and acceptance, and the doctrine of mistake – Longley v PPB Leisure

The recent English High Court case of Longley v PBB Entertainment1 provides an interesting analysis of the principles of offer and acceptance and the doctrine of mistake. The Court also held that a term in a business’s standard terms and conditions, which sought to entitle the business to exclude liability by reason of human error … Read more

Posthumous publicity rights – Can publicity rights of celebrities be exploited after their demise?

Despite there being thousands of Gods and Goddesses in India, Indians also worship a unique category of human beings. For example, admirers of movie stars Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar have built temples across the country to show their adulation. This is the level of unparalleled fandom enjoyed by celebrities in India. … Read more

CAP Code: Celebrities and Playing

Introduction On 5 April, the Committee for Advertising Practice (CAP) released new rules designed to protect young people and vulnerable audiences from advertising for gambling products. Advertisers have until 1 October 2022 to comply with the change to the CAP Code (the New Rules). This timing is significant as it is during the build-up to … Read more