Kevin Hoole

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About Kevin Hoole

Kevin Hoole is one of the candidate attorneys at Michalsons. You can read his articles below or find out more about him.

Social media risk: What should I not say online?

Social media is a wonderful tool for communication and engagement between friends, or even complete strangers. But as with all tools, there certain risks that you have to be aware of when using it. Protecting your privacy is one of [...]

By | 2018-10-17T11:28:23+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Social Media Law|

Film and Publications Bill – Internet Censorship?

Last week, the South African parliament passed the Film and Publications Bill (or the Film and Publications Amendment Bill). There has been a great deal wrong with the Bill since it was first proposed, and we joined many other interested [...]

By | 2018-07-10T10:17:45+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Digital Entertainment Law, Internet Law, Media Law, Social Media Law|

Recording Conversations without Consent

Do you want to record a conversation without someone's consent? Do you wonder whether it's lawful to do so? While different jurisdictions will give you different answers, you might be surprised to find out that - in many cases - recording without consent is legal. This [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:11+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , |

Electronic consent: what is it and how does it work?

Consent is a very important concept in law, particularly in the context of data protection. When collecting personal information from people, it is almost always better to get their voluntary, informed, and explicit consent beforehand. This is simple enough to understand when the [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:17+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|

Internet Freedom – Nicholas Hall Saves the Internet?

You might not know it, but our internet freedom is under threat. We have been working hard to make sure that our access to the digital world doesn't get restricted. It seems that our efforts are paying off. Last week the [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:19+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Digital Entertainment Law|Tags: , , |

Film and Publications Amendment Bill scrapped?

The Film and Publications Amendment Bill is being finalised next week. The portfolio committee on communications will decide whether to approve the Bill and send it to parliament, or to scrap it entirely. We have fought hard to convince them [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:19+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Digital Entertainment Law|Tags: , , |

You are a Commercial Online Distributor … Probably

The recent changes to the Films and Publications Amendment Bill makes a distinction between a commercial online distributor and a non-commercial online distributor. This change helps to prevent private users from getting caught up in the regulatory machine. But it [...]

Is Livestream Legal in South Africa?

There are many types of media that the law doesn't deal with properly. Livestream is one of them. Which begs the question: can we stream in South Africa, legally? And what changes, if any, will the proposed Film and Media [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:19+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Digital Entertainment Law|Tags: , , |

Critical Lawsuit – Video Game Law Podcast

Video game law gives us the opportunity to do what we love: talk about the law, games, and the law of games. Listen to Critical Lawsuit - our new and experimental podcast - where we discuss what we find interesting in the world [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:23+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Categories: Digital Entertainment Law|Tags: |