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Illegal streaming of boxing match knocked out by Duco
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • October 12 2016

Unauthorised online streaming of live entertainment that is otherwise available through a pay-per-view model may be down for the count. Duco Events

Soft Kitty, Same Kitty: The Big Bang Theory sued for copyright infringement Bazinga
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • March 17 2016

Over Christmas, the producers of The Big Bang Theory (amongst others) received a rather unwelcome gift - their now-famous Soft Kitty lullaby has

One infringement to rule them all: Federal Court finds jewellery infringes copyright in Lord of the Rings
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 19 2016

A fictional phrase in a fictional language from Lord of the Rings was protected by copyright, and its unauthorised reproduction infringed that

Memes in advertising: a copyright mess
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia, USA
  • September 2 2013

Memes are, without a doubt, the greatest thing about the internet. There is an entire sub-culture of the English speaking world that exists around

The “it's complicated” relationship between social media and Australian copyright law - can the ALRC's fair use exception help?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • April 2 2014

Following Oxford Dictionaries' decision to Crown "selfie" as "Word of the Year" for 2013, we saw a particularly famous one "break" Twitter and spark

Copyright Found in Mordor Writing. Great Eye grimly pleased.
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia
  • September 27 2016

In the recent Federal Court decision Tolkien Estate Limited v Saltalamacchia 2016 FCA 944 (11 August 2016), Beach J granted summary judgment against

Ed Sheeran the latest target of copyright lawsuit
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 13 2016

News broke last week that pop star Ed Sheeran is being sued by California songwriter duo Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard. The suit relates to

Copyright and the Digital Economy: fair use
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • February 25 2014

In its final report on Copyright and the Digital Economy, a key recommendation of theAustralian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is the introduction of

To quote or not to quote: that is the question
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • December 12 2012

We’re often asked how to protect rights in a quote, or whether one can use a memorable line authored by someone else

Is copyright law making a monkey out of David Slater?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • July 25 2011

Readers may recall the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!, about the life of staff at a fictional fashion magazine