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The Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) recently ruled that Duracell’s claim that its batteries “last up to 10 times longer” than ordinary zinc batteries was misleading to consumers and effectively breached Clause 4.2.1 of Section II of the Code. 
Most companies enter into contracts on a regular basis for, inter alia, service level agreements, property or equipment leases, advertising agreements, production agreements etc. 
Take a moment to consider these 2 important questions:
We have all heard of devastating stories both locally and internationally of children and adults who have committed harmful acts towards themselves or others due to cyberbullying. 
With the advent of modern technology taking the forefront in today's society, more people are inclined to make use of electronic payment systems such as internet banking
After almost ten years of debate, the Minister of Justice revealed the Department of Justice’s plans to allow for advocates to approach the public directly.
So you just gave birth to a new adorable bundle of joy and you want to show him/her off to the world. What better way to do so than to upload an image on to your favourite social media page?
Following the recent kidnapping of over 200 school girls in North East Nigeria by militant Islamic group – Boko Haram,[1] the world has seen a reintroduction of the concept of “hashtag activism”.
So you found a Facebook photo or a Twitter image or perhaps even a YouTube video that you really like – can you use it??
In recent days, a federal jury ordered two media companies to cough up a total of $1,2 million in damages to a freelance photojournalist pursuant to their unauthorised usage of his Twitter photographs.
The Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) recently ruled that Duracell’s claim that its batteries “last up to 10 times longer” than ordinary zinc batteries was misleading to consumers and effectively breached Clause 4.2.1 of Section II of the Code. 
Most companies enter into contracts on a regular basis for, inter alia, service level agreements, property or equipment leases, advertising agreements, production agreements etc. 
Take a moment to consider these 2 important questions:
We have all heard of devastating stories both locally and internationally of children and adults who have committed harmful acts towards themselves or others due to cyberbullying. 
With the advent of modern technology taking the forefront in today's society, more people are inclined to make use of electronic payment systems such as internet banking
After almost ten years of debate, the Minister of Justice revealed the Department of Justice’s plans to allow for advocates to approach the public directly.
So you just gave birth to a new adorable bundle of joy and you want to show him/her off to the world. What better way to do so than to upload an image on to your favourite social media page?
Following the recent kidnapping of over 200 school girls in North East Nigeria by militant Islamic group – Boko Haram,[1] the world has seen a reintroduction of the concept of “hashtag activism”.
So you found a Facebook photo or a Twitter image or perhaps even a YouTube video that you really like – can you use it??
In recent days, a federal jury ordered two media companies to cough up a total of $1,2 million in damages to a freelance photojournalist pursuant to their unauthorised usage of his Twitter photographs.
Commercial Law
Manyani Maseko

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Most companies enter into contracts on a regular basis for, inter alia, service level agreements, property or equipment leases, advertising agreements, production agreements etc. 

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