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Penalties for continued infringement of copyright: fines and imprisonment

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • July 15 2013

Australian courts have the power to punish individuals by way of fine or imprisonment or to fine companies if they commit a contempt by disobeying a

Terms of reference for ALRC copyright review released

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • July 18 2012

Recently we reported on the proposed ALRC Review of Australian copyright law to be led by Professor Jill McKeough

Prof. Jill McKeough to lead Australian Law Reform Commission review of copyright law and exceptions

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 21 2012

Australia’s Attorney-General, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, has appointed Professor Jill McKeough to lead an upcoming inquiry into Australia’s copyright laws

Australian radio stations not required to pay copyright royalties to simulcast online

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
  • -
  • February 24 2012

The Federal Court of Australia has recently determined that a simulcast is a "broadcast" within the meaning of the term in the Copyright Act, and as such, falls within the scope of non-exclusive broadcasting licences issued to Australian commercial radio stations by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia ("PPCA"

Testing the boundaries of "product information" exemptions to copyright infringement in Australia

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • November 30 2011

In the first decision to substantively examine recent amendments to the Copyright Act which now allow generic pharmaceutical companies to copy product information documents in prescribed circumstances, Justice Jagot of the Federal Court of Australia determined that the amendments apply to works which are "product information" as approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (regardless of whether the work accompanies an application for registration of a medicine under the Therapeutic Goods Act (TG Act

Federal Court revisits copyright damages principles in G-Star counterfeiting case

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • April 7 2011

A recent decision of the Federal Court concerning the sale of counterfeit "G-Star" branded clothing provides a useful summary of the principles governing damages awards in copyright infringement actions

UK High Court finds copyright in newspaper headlines; Fairfax distinguished

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia, United Kingdom
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  • December 14 2010

In a decision with strikingly similar facts yet markedly different findings to September's Federal Court decision of Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Reed International Books Australia Pty Ltd, the UK High Court has ruled that newspaper headlines are capable of copyright protection and that users of online media-monitoring services will infringe the copyright of newspaper publishers unless they obtain an appropriate licence