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Some clarity on the extent of the implied duty to exercise a contractual discretion in good faith: Caswell v SonyATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty LTD 2014 NSWSC 841

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
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  • August 26 2014

This case provides some useful clarification of the extent of the implied duty to exercise a contractual discretion in good faith. The New South

Celebrities, social media and copyright: Tarantino and Prince sue online infringers

  • Addisons
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  • Australia, USA
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  • January 31 2014

Celebrities, Social Media and Copyright: Tarantino and Prince sue online infringers Two recent copyright infringement cases coming out of the US show

Nietzsche has Kanye West's back in rap battle -- US copyright case tests originality of song lyrics

  • Hunt & Hunt
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  • Australia, USA
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  • November 23 2012

A case of déjà vu for American musician, film director and fashion designer Kanye West who has found himself the subject of another copyright infringement claim, this time by unsigned rapper Vincent Peters, professionally known as Vince P

“Oh my god, they killed Kenny!” - copyright infringement on YouTube settled

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • May 20 2014

US against media giant, Viacom, and Google have finally settled their seven year dispute involving user-posted episodes of "South Park", "SpongeBob

Internet streaming of TV broadcasts: your ‘one stop shop’ update on international copyright disputes

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • May 20 2013

Many of us have the kind of social schedule which interferes with our passion for Ricky Martin and The Voice. Of course, there are a plethora of

Classics, copyright and (un)chained melodies who owns the rights to ‘Happy Birthday to You’?

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia, USA
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  • June 21 2013

When Jennifer Nelson in the United States created a documentary on the Happy Birthday to You song, she didn't think that it was necessary to pay any

Cloud developments: "TV now" creating a storm across the Tasman?

  • Simpson Grierson
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • June 19 2012

Late last month in National Rugby League Investments Pty Limited v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd the Federal Court of Australia declared that the Optus personal video recorder service (which records and stores information on the instructions of a subscriber accessing the system online via "cloud computing" technology) infringed copyright in live broadcasts of National Rugby League (NRL) and Australian Football League (AFL) games

Copyright claim against ABC TV’s rage turns on ownership

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • November 17 2010

A recent decision of the Federal Court emphasises two key factors that copyright litigants should keep in mind: they must be able to establish they performed the acts that qualify them as owners of the copyright they claim has been infringed, and they must bring their claim within six years of the infringement

No copyright in headlines

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • 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

English ISPs block access to The Pirate Bay is this a plank worth walking down?

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia, United Kingdom
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  • May 24 2012

An English court has ordered ISPs to block their customers' access to The Pirate Bay