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'Down Under' infringes copyright in 'Kookaburra'

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • February 5 2010

The Federal Court yesterday handed down its highly anticipated decision relating to the copyright dispute in respect of the well-known songs 'Down Under' and 'Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree' (Kookaburra

Internet service provider wins landmark case

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
  • -
  • February 4 2010

In a judgement delivered this morning, the Federal Court of Australia has held that an internet service provider is not liable for infringements of copyright committed by its customers

iiNet wins landmark High Court case

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
  • -
  • April 23 2012

On Friday, the High Court handed down its keenly anticipated decision in the long running case between iiNet Limited (an internet service provider) and a consortium of Australian and international film and television studios (known as AFACT

'Spicks and Specks' triggers copyright infringement claim

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
  • -
  • July 31 2009

The popular television show 'Spicks and Specks' has sparked a copyright dispute relating to two well-known Australian songs

No copyright in headlines

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
  • -
  • September 17 2010

In a case which has implications for publishers and content aggregators, the Federal Court confirmed in the recent case of Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Reed International Books Australia Pty Ltd that headlines are incapable of attracting copyright

Misleading and deceptive conduct in advertising

  • Hall & Wilcox
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • January 10 2012

On 23 December 2011, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its orders in the case of Nick Scali Limited and Super A-Mart Pty Ltd

New visual art resale royalty introduced

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • December 7 2009

The Senate has recently passed the Federal government's long-awaited Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act 2009 (Cth) (Act

Resale royalty rights scheme for visual artists commences

  • Hall & Wilcox
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 10 2010

Australia's first ever resale royalty scheme for visual artists commenced on 9 June 2010

Paid online advertising and the liability of search engine providers

  • Hall & Wilcox
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • April 4 2012

In yesterday’s Full Federal Court appeal decision, it was unanimously held that Google had itself engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to a number of misleading advertisements that appeared on its search engine website

iiNet scoops a win on copyright case

  • Hall & Wilcox
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 1 2011

In a keenly awaited decision made late last week, the Full Federal Court, by a majority, upheld an earlier judgment and affirmed that iiNet was not liable for infringements of copyright committed by its customers