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Illegal streaming of boxing match knocked out by Duco
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • October 12 2016

Unauthorised online streaming of live entertainment that is otherwise available through a pay-per-view model may be down for the count. Duco Events

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

Court says “nyet” to infringement of Australian company’s rights in Russian language broadcasts
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • August 25 2016

The first applicant (Connect TV) claimed to hold exclusive licences to broadcast certain Russian language programmes in Australia, sourced from the

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

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

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

A break in transmission for online radio streaming
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 15 2013

After last year failing to convince the High Court to increase the licence fees paid by commercial radio broadcasters, the Phonographic Performance

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

Copyright Found in Mordor Writing. Great Eye grimly pleased.
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia
  • September 27 2016

In the recent Federal Court decision Tolkien Estate Limited v Saltalamacchia 2016 FCA 944 (11 August 2016), Beach J granted summary judgment against