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Manners maketh the copyright infringer Court awards $60,000 'additional damages' for defendants' behaviour in copyright case
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 1 2016

In August last year, this blog discussed the Queensland Supreme Court decision of Coles v Dormer. That case involved copyright infringement of house


US Supreme Court closes the book on Google Books' book-scanning copyright dispute
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, USA
  • June 3 2016

One of the most ambitious library projects ever conceived, the Google Books project - a plan to scan and digitally store every single book in the


Oracle rakes third party support providers over the copyright coals
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • April 26 2016

When Neo consulted the 'Oracle' in the Matrix movies, he was left confused and uncertain as to whether the Morpheus-led campaign to name him the


Rights holders fire first shots under blocking legislation - anti-piracy update
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • February 23 2016

In what has been an eventful few weeks on the copyright high seas, after some set backs, rights holders commenced actions in the Federal Court to


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