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Australia's new Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • May 28 2014

The Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act received Royal Assent on 27 May 2014 and will come into effect on 1 July, 2014. It will

Google faces French copyright fine for not removing infringing videos

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • France
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  • 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
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  • Australia
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  • 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

Copyright claim against ABC TV’s rage turns on ownership

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • 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

EMI unsuccessful in "Kookaburra" copyright infringement appeal Down Under

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
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  • 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

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

The federal court ushers newspapers into the IceTV age

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • 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

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

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • 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

Optus TV now suspended after NRL and AFL victorious on appeal

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • May 22 2012

On 27 April 2012, the Full Federal Court of Australia delivered its eagerly awaited judgment concerning Optus’ cloud-based recording service, TV Now

High court denies Optus leave to appeal TV Now copyright decision

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 2 2012

In September, the High Court consisting of Justices Gummow, Bell and Hayne refused to grant Optus special leave to appeal the decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia in the Optus TV Now case