What are the current laws in relation to marriage involving a transgender person in Australia?
With all the talk of gay marriage law reform recently, most would be aware that the current definition in Australian law is that marriage must be a union between a man and a woman at the exclusion of all others as stated in the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth). One of the issues arising from this definition is what happens when a marriage involves a transgender person.
Historically, Australian courts have been slow to adopt to the latest technologies. But a fortnight ago at the recent Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration’s technology conference in Brisbane, Federal Court Judge Nye Perram expressed the need for all courts to follow the Federal Court’s lead and switch to an electronic filing system.
So what exactly does electronic filing entail, and how do legal practitioners best prepare for it?
Social media has evolved over the years to not just involve user-generated content, but it also involves the sharing of other people’s works. Facebook in particular has become a content sharing platform rather than a pure newsfeed.
So with all this in mind, have you ever taken the time to think about whether that picture you’re sharing is in an infringement of someone’s intellectual property?