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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


The Green-Mundine Live-Stream Copyright Debate
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia
  • February 13 2017

On 3 February 2017, two well-known boxers, Danny Green and Anthony Mundine, had their second and, most likely, final grudge match. Television


Court awards $34,822 for copyright infringement and $400,000 for bad behaviour
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 2 2017

The actual loss suffered from copyright, patent, trade mark or design infringement is often either small or difficult to quantify. Being able to


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


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


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


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


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


“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


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