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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


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


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


Newspaper headlines protected by copyright in the UK
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • December 8 2010

The UK High Court has held that newspaper headlines and short extracts from newspaper articles may be protected by copyright


WIN v Nine Network Australia - Putting the 'broad' in 'broadcasting'
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • June 13 2016

Technology convergence has created a diverse and dynamic media market in which traditional broadcasters are competing with online service providers


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