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Breaking news: The Federal Court of Australia has unanimously overturned Apple's interlocutory injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 09:34

Optus in hot water over unlimited claims

The ACCC has, again, dropped the hammer on the use of the word 'unlimited' in advertising for broadband plans. Optus has raised the ACCC's ire but there's a message for all ISPs with shaping now coming under scrutiny.

Published in Mobility

The Federal Court has decided against Optus for breaching the Trade Practices Act 1974 by engaging is misleading and deceptive conduct through the advertising of its 'THINK BIGGER' and 'SUPERSONIC' broadband plans. It's disappointing to see Optus in this position when it could have been avoided by not only being honest, but also by Optus proactively abandoning 64kbps as a 'shaped' speed, replacing it with a marginally more realistic 256kbps or better 512kbps minimum.

Published in Home Tech



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