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No early Christmas present for Dallas Buyers Club - Federal Court dismisses request for alleged infringers' details
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 22 2015

As reported in our previous blog post, in April this year, the Federal Court ordered several internet service providers to hand over the identities


Testing the boundaries: Australia's copyright laws under challenge
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 17 2015

Developments in technology and its use by both business and consumers have continued to challenge copyright law this year. Most notably, we have seen


Whiskey, websites, bottles and blocks - 12 months in trade mark and copyright law
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 16 2015

After a big year in trade marks in Australia in 2014, including a High Court decision (Cantarella Bros, regarding 'ORO' and 'CINQUE STELLE'), 2015


US judge rules no copyright in Happy Birthday To You
  • Minter Ellison
  • USA
  • October 1 2015

Last week a United States District Court judge declared that the copyright claimed in the lyrics to the song Happy Birthday To You is invalid. The


Courts recognise that building plans may attract copyright protection and are willing to get creative to prevent infringement
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 14 2015

This case demonstrates that building plans created by an architect may attract copyright protection, and that architect may be the sole author of


Federal court raises more hurdles for Dallas Buyers Club's pursuit of alleged infringers
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 18 2015

The ongoing dispute between Dallas Buyers Club LLC (DBC), rights holder of the film of the same name, and the internet service providers (ISPs) who


When mi casa is not su casa - Queensland Supreme Court orders creative remedies for copyright infringement of architectural drawings
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 14 2015

Whilst imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, the Queensland Supreme Court has reminded a Cairns builder that it may also be


Google, Oracle, copyright and APIs
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, USA
  • August 11 2015

Following a Federal Circuit Court decision in 2014, the United States Supreme Court has refused to hear Google's appeal against Oracle regarding


High Court of England and Wales forces ISPs to block copyright-infringing book websites
  • Minter Ellison
  • United Kingdom
  • June 25 2015

The High Court of England and Wales has used its powers under UK copyright law to force the five main internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK -


Site-blocking legislation receives go ahead from Senate Committee and House of Representatives
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 18 2015

On 11 June 2015, the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee released its report on the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill