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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

Video: Dallas Buyers Club decision another step in combatting piracy
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • May 22 2015

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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

Disney’s “frozen” in copyright dispute filmmaker can’t let it go
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • April 28 2015

A snowman loses his carrot nose, and it slides out to the middle of a frozen pond; the snowman is on one side of the pond and an animal who covets

Why are lawyers deciding on munchkins’ hairstyles? The Wizard of Oz and copyright
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • April 4 2013

Every frame of Disney's newly released film, The Great and Powerful Oz has been examined closely by lawyers, and not just because they are fans of

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

Monkey selfie leaves photographer with peanuts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • August 11 2014

In 2011, wildlife photographer David Slater was visiting the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, when a black macaque monkey hijacked his camera and

Getting mathematical about a musical treasure: “I Am Australian” in the Copyright Tribunal
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • April 7 2015

Back in November 2014 we reported that the iconic song, I Am Australian, was in the midst of a legal dispute in the Copyright Tribunal of Australia

The Commonwealth may not be singing "I am Australian"
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • April 7 2015

In Pocketful of Tunes Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth of Australia 2015 ACopyT 1, Justice Bennett (President) of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia had

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