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Copyright law in Australia - major changes recommended by the Productivity Commission
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • May 5 2016

The Productivity Commission (the Commission) released its draft report on Friday last week regarding "Intellectual Property Arrangements". A number

Turkish court of appeals: the “second-hand” sale of computer software is valid on the grounds of the copyright law in force
  • CMS
  • European Union, Turkey
  • May 4 2016

Until very recently, and in contrast to the EU member states, the sale of second-hand computer software was considered illegal in Turkey, due to

U.S. Supreme Court Will Weigh in on Star Athletica LLC v. Varsity Brands Inc.
  • Banner & Witcoff Ltd
  • USA
  • May 3 2016

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review an August 2015 ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati in Star Athletica LLC v

Summary Judgment Upheld In Avatar Creators’ Favor After California Appellate Court Determines That Film Is Not Substantially Similar To Plaintiff’s Sci-Fi Work
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2016

James Cameron's 2009 box-office hit Avatar is the subject of a California idea submission lawsuit that was decided in Cameron's favor both at the

US Supreme Court to review standard for copyright protection of clothing
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2016

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari on May 2 in Star Athletica, L.L.C. V. Varsity Brands, Inc. The Court will consider the appropriate test for

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Jurisdiction: No “Situs of Injury” Merely Because Copyrighted Material Is Accessible
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2016

Because content posted online can be accessed nearly anywhere, courts regularly face the issue of whether they have personal jurisdiction over a

Embedding illegal content unlawful according to Federal Court of Justice
  • Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
  • Germany
  • May 2 2016

On July 7 2015 the Federal Court of Justice decided on a question regarding the legitimacy of framing video content (I ZR 4612 - Die Realität

Reason to Cheer - SCOTUS Suits Up to Hear Copyright Clash Over Cheerleading Uniforms
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2016

Hold onto your pom-poms, copyright fans. The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari today to address a question that has vexed lower courts across the

Copyright Royalty Board Webcasting Royalty Decision Published in the Federal Register - Appeals Due in 30 Days
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2016

The Copyright Royalty Board Decision on the royalty rates to be paid for the public performance of sound recordings by Internet radio companies -

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench confirms the Regulatory Regime is a complete code that applies to all oil and gas resources on offshore and frontier lands
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 2 2016

On April 20, 2016 the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench released Geophysical Service Incorporated v Encana Corporation, 2016 ABQB 230, following a