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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


Options for Australian rights owners on tackling VPN use
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • May 9 2016

Content streaming provider Netflix, having launched internationally, has been cracking down on the use of virtual private networks (‘VPNs’) by users


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 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


In brief: Fairfax Media v Reed International
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 9 2010

The Federal Court has denied relief to Fairfax Media in its claim for copyright infringement against Reed International's ABIX service, which reproduced headlines from the Australian Financial Review ('AFR'


Implications of the Dallas Buyers Club v iiNet decisions
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 28 2016

The Dallas Buyers Club v iiNet decisions may have broadened the law on who can sue for copyright infringement, and could set more hurdles for future


Unfair play: copyright infringement of sporting event content
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • April 11 2016

A recent decision from the United Kingdom illustrates issues that can arise when disruptive digital services seek to exploit sporting event content


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


Amplify your social media presence without breaking the law: A Snap judgment
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia
  • May 2 2016

After rejecting a multi-billion dollar acquisition offer from Facebook in 2013, Snapchat has obtained legitimacy as a social media platform through