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One infringement to rule them all: Federal Court finds jewellery infringes copyright in Lord of the Rings
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 19 2016

A fictional phrase in a fictional language from Lord of the Rings was protected by copyright, and its unauthorised reproduction infringed that


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Bieber Fever running high, “is it too late now to say I’m SORRY?” - allegations of copyright infringement against The Biebs (aka Justin Bieber)
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • June 15 2016

Indie artist, Casey Dienel, who goes by the name of "White Hinterland", is suing Justin Bieber and producer, Skrillex (as well as the other