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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


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


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


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


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


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


Court refuses injunction in TV format copyright dispute between Seven's My Kitchen Rules and Nine's The Hotplate
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • August 11 2015

On 31 July 2015, three days after Channel Nine aired the first episode of its new reality cooking show,The Hotplate, Channel Seven issued proceedings


“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


Taking down a take-down notice when the allegedly infringing YouTube video was posted by a Harvard Law Professor
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • March 7 2014

Professor Lawrence Lessig is a well-known Professor at Harvard Law School and a copyright reform activist. He is a founding board member of Creative


The moral rights of graffiti artists
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 6 2015

From the 2000 year old scribbles discovered in Pompeii (too rude to repeat on IP Whiteboard) to the 'Darren woz here' tagged on local bus stops