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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


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


“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


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


Is there copyright in a signal?
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • April 2 2015

Not every subject matter should be presumed to be susceptible to copyright protection, even those which may have significant market value, as the


Game OverPirates and ISP's One, Dallas Buyers Club Nil.But will there be a rematch? The final word on the Dallas Buyers Club piracy Case
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • February 12 2016

The deadline expired on Thursday 11 February 2016 for Dallas Buyers Club LLC (DBCL) (makers of the film Dallas Buyers Club) and Voltage Pictures LLC


Dallas Buyers Club: ISPs to hand over Australian account holder details
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • April 9 2015

The Federal Court has ordered a number of Australian ISPs to divulge the names and physical addresses of customers associated with 4,726 IP


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


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


Woe betide the downloader: film studio to get Australian pirates' IP addresses
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 10 2015

ISPs will be ordered to divulge the names and physical addresses of customers whose ISP addresses were used to download the film Dallas Buyers Club