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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


First steps down the plank: new Australian copyright provisions successfully used to block pirate sites
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 16 2016

On 15 December 2016, Foxtel and a number of movie studios secured the first site blocking orders in Australia


Productivity Commission recommends fair use exception to copyright infringement - creators oppose it
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • December 21 2016

In its Final Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements in Australia, the Productivity Commission has recommended that Australia adopt an


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


Federal Court considers for the first time copyright in television formats
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • August 11 2015

On Friday, the Federal Court of Australia issued an important decision on the protection of television formats under Australian copyright Law. See


“I am, you are, we are Australian”.
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 23 2015

The 1987 song by Bruce of The Seekers and Dobe of The Bushwackers has entered the list of iconic Australian songs gaining the attention of the courts


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


Newspaper headlines protected by copyright in the UK
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, Australia
  • December 8 2010

The UK High Court has held that newspaper headlines and short extracts from newspaper articles may be protected by copyright


Is there copyright in a signal?
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • April 2 2015

Not every subject matter should be presumed to be susceptible to copyright protection, even those which may have significant market value, as the