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How to use our Data Protection Programme

The Michalsons Data Protection Programme is a valuable resource for helping your organisation to learn and process personal data lawfully. With it, you can build a culture of data protection within your business and give your people the power and [...]

By |2019-09-13T12:23:33+02:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: |

Practical legal framework on video game law

Delivering a game to market isn't easy. As with any industry, you have to pay attention to what the law says you can and cannot do with your game. You also have to understand the practical realities of developing, distributing, [...]

By |2019-10-04T14:39:37+02:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Digital Entertainment Law|Tags: , , |

What do SaaS development contracts do differently?

Software development contracts are always a tricky subject. While the basic principles of contract remain the same in software development, you need to give specific attention to a few select differences, or neither party is going to get exactly what [...]

By |2019-09-10T11:15:00+02:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Contracts, Electronic Transactions Law|Tags: , , |

Mr President, please don’t sign the Film and Publications Amendment Bill

So I've been getting some questions on what the Film and Publications Amendment Bill means, practically.  The short answer is: we don't know.  And honestly, that should terrify you enough, right there. Laws exist to create structure, and structure needs clarity. [...]

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+02:00October 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 |2019-06-27T09:43:51+02:00March 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 |2019-06-27T11:53:17+02:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , |

Are You the Domain Name Owner of Your Website?

Your website domain name is a valuable asset. It is often how people find you online, and could be your trademark. And like any valuable asset, you must be very clear about who the owner is. If you're not the domain [...]

By |2019-06-27T13:24:06+02:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|

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 |2019-06-27T13:52:29+02:00December 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+02:00October 21st, 2016|Categories: Digital Entertainment Law|Tags: , , |