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Haters gonna hate (hate, hate, hate, hate): why are famous singers so often sued for copyright infringement?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • November 23 2015

Taylor Swift was sued by R&B singer Jesse Braham for US$42 million for alleged copyright infringement in the lyrics of her chart toppings song "Shake

Could your Halloween costume land you in the middle of a legal nightmare?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • October 30 2015

The answer may scare you Dressing up for Halloween is something of a new thing for Aussies. Not until recently did hordes of kids start knocking on

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

Redfoo embroiled in Vine rip-off scandal; literally we can’t believe our ears
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 17 2014

You've probably heard about Play-N-Skillz' new musical masterpiece, "Literally I Can't", featuring Redfoo and others. If not, you can watch the video

Dallas Buyers Club the downloaders strike back
  • Shelston IP
  • Australia
  • August 24 2015

On 14 August the Federal Court gave the best indication yet of what compensation copyright owners might expect to receive, and illegal downloaders

You’re monkey me crazy! Copyright, selfies andmonkeys?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • September 29 2015

We don’t waste any time with monkey business over here at IP Whiteboarduntil it involves one of our favourite stories of recent times, combining our

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

No "Blurred Lines" in Marvin Gaye copyright infringement decision
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • March 12 2015

Last Tuesday a federal jury in Los Angeles agreed that songwriters Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams No. 1 song "Blurred Lines" had infringed the

A taxing problem of Olympic proportions: no copyright in a digital data signal
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 23 2015

The Copyright Act does not cover digitally created streams of data representing the sounds and images of the event which become the broadcasts we

The rise of the citizen journalist and the online blogger
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • May 9 2014

Digital technologies and social networking websites have radically altered the nature of news reporting. In particular, news reporting has succumbed