Game on! Industry association says it’s time to amend the Australian Consumer Law to accommodate “digital content”: 25 January 2017

11 May 2017

Claudia Dela Cruz explores the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association’s suggestion that a separate consumer law scheme be established for digital content.

The recent Federal Court decision in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Valve Corporation (No 7) [2016] FCA 1553 highlights, amongst other things, the increasingly contentious absence of “digital content” clauses in the Australian Consumer Law.  Unlike the UK’s Consumer Rights Act 2015, the ACL does not currently include specific provisions for consumer guarantees with respect to “digital content”. Continue reading…