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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


No copyright in digital data signals, says Full Federal Court
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 4 2016

The Full Federal Court has confirmed that the Copyright Act does not protect digitally created streams of data representing the sounds and images of


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


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


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


Another chapter of the Google Books Copyright dispute - does the US Supreme Court decision affect Australia?
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia, USA
  • June 15 2016

There have been recent reports of the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that the Google Books project, which involves digitising books, does not


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


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


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


YouTube not responsible for user posted content
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 6 2013

In April 2013, YouTube had another victory in the US courts against media giant, Viacom, for copyright infringement. Six years after its initial