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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


No copyright in digital data signals, says Full Federal Court
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 4 2016

The Full Federal Court has confirmed that the Copyright Act does not protect digitally created streams of data representing the sounds and images of


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


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


Marketing and the Olympics
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • July 25 2012

As the Olympic flame makes its way to the London Olympic Stadium, marketing departments all over the world are running campaigns that capitalise on the spirit and excitement of the Games


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


Telecommunications, media and technology law update - April 2016
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, OECD
  • May 10 2016

Key recent developments in the area of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) law are summarised as follows. Copyright in Russian television


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


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


Another chapter of the Google Books Copyright dispute - does the US Supreme Court decision affect Australia?
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia, USA
  • June 15 2016

There have been recent reports of the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that the Google Books project, which involves digitising books, does not