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Larrikin awarded 5 of Down Under royalties for Kookaburra contribution

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
  • -
  • July 15 2010

In a judgment handed down on 6 July 2010 (Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd (No 2) 2010 FCA 698), Jacobson J of the Federal Court ruled on Larrikin's entitlement to a share of the income collected by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS

In brief: Fairfax Media v Reed International

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 9 2010

The Federal Court has denied relief to Fairfax Media in its claim for copyright infringement against Reed International's ABIX service, which reproduced headlines from the Australian Financial Review ('AFR'

UK High Court finds copyright in newspaper headlines; Fairfax distinguished

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

The federal court ushers newspapers into the IceTV age

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • December 8 2010

In a decision with far-reaching implications for Australia's creative and media industries, Justice Bennett of the Federal Court has recently ruled that newspaper headlines do not, as a class, enjoy copyright protection

Copyright claim against ABC TV’s rage turns on ownership

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

Google faces French copyright fine for not removing infringing videos

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 24 2011

Less than two weeks after Attorney-General Robert McLelland flagged the expansion of Australia's safe-harbour protections to include user-generated content distributors such as Google and Yahoo!, a Paris appeals court has found that Google infringed the copyrights of three documentary producers and an unidentified photographer, despite the availability of a similar 'mere conduit' defence under the European Directive on Electronic Commerce

Roadshow Films appeals iiNet copyright decision to the High Court

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 28 2011

Following on from last month's loss in the Full Federal Court against Australian internet service provider iiNet, Roadshow Films and other members of the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) have applied for special leave to appeal the copyright decision to the High Court

EMI unsuccessful in "Kookaburra" copyright infringement appeal Down Under

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • April 7 2011

EMI has lost an appeal to the full bench of the Federal Court against an earlier ruling that Men at Work's famous pop anthem "Down Under" infringed the copyright in an iconic Australian nursery rhyme

Federal court: cartridge reseller copied compilation of printer compatibility and misled with ‘Australian product’ claims

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • May 2 2011

A recent dispute between two printer cartridge resellers has demonstrated the types of human effort that must be shown in the development of any compilation for which copyright protection is sought, as well as the types of product origin claims that Courts will consider to mislead and deceive consumers in contravention of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (now the Australian Consumer Law

Three strikes policy for copyright infringement lands in New Zealand. Is Australia next?

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • -
  • May 30 2011

The New Zealand parliament has amended the Copyright Act 1994 (NZ) to introduce a 'three strikes' policy towards infringing file sharing that will see repeat infringers fined NZ$15,000 or disconnected from the internet for up to six months