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Google faces French copyright fine for not removing infringing videos

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • 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 v iiNet: landmark copyright infringement authorisation case set for High Court

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 8 2011

The Australian High Court has granted special leave to Roadshow Films and other members of the Australian Federation against Copyright Theft (AFACT) to appeal the decision of the Full Federal Court handed down in February this year, in the long-running copyright dispute with Australian internet service provider iiNet

“Sample” leaves DJ in red for damages for infringement of rapper's moral rights

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 27 2012

In an Australian first, the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia has ordered an award of damages to an internationally renowned raphip-hop artist known as “Pitbull” (aka, Mr Armando Perez) for infringement of his moral right of integrity of authorship by a Perth DJ known as “DJ Suave” (aka, Mr Jaime Fernandez

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

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

It’s over: High Court will not hear Kookaburra v Down Under copyright appeal

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • November 30 2011

The coda of the ‘Kookaburra’ v ‘Down Under’ saga has finally been played

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

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

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • 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

Full Court decides on appeal that a substantial part of “Kookaburra” was copied in Men at Work’s “Down Under”

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 21 2011

The battle between two iconic Australian musical works continued in the appeal proceedings before the full Court of the federal Court of Australia comprising Justices Emmett, Jagot and Nicholas

End of the road for Roadshow: iiNet did not authorise copyright infringement

  • Davies Collison Cave
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • May 9 2012

On 20 April, the High Court of Australia delivered a long awaited judgment to finally determine the four-year copyright dispute between internet service provider (ISP) iiNet, and 34 Australian and United States movie studios