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My copyright rules: seven cooked by nine in legal pressure test
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 19 2015

Are all reality TV cooking shows the same? Television networks Seven and Nine were recently embroiled in legal proceedings over whether Nine's new

Food fight! Is there copyright in a cooking show?
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 7 2015

MasterChef, Kitchen Nightmares, Restaurant Revolution, Recipe to Riches: just a few of the reality TV cooking shows bombarding viewers in an attempt

Court refuses injunction in TV format copyright dispute between Seven's My Kitchen Rules and Nine's The Hotplate
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • August 11 2015

On 31 July 2015, three days after Channel Nine aired the first episode of its new reality cooking show,The Hotplate, Channel Seven issued proceedings

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

Pirates beware! Court grants access to the personal information of account holders
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 7 2015

On 7 April 2015 Justice Perram of the Federal Court of Australia, ordered 6 Australian Internet Service Providers (ISP's) (the Respondents) to

Copyright in concepts something to ponder when you’re stranded on a desert island
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, Canada
  • August 29 2011

It is an often stated, and indeed axiomatic, principle that copyright law protects expression and not ideas

Copyright infringement, global headlines, and the case between Eminem and National
  • James & Wells
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • September 24 2014

Not a good look is at worst what the New Zealand public will have thought when the media reported that rapper Eminem was suing the National

Internet streaming of TV broadcasts: your ‘one stop shop’ update on international copyright disputes
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 20 2013

Many of us have the kind of social schedule which interferes with our passion for Ricky Martin and The Voice. Of course, there are a plethora of

Copyright and the international feed for the Olympics Games - Seven Network LTD v Commissioner of Taxation
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • January 15 2015

Copyright and the international feed for the Olympics Games - Seven Network Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation?On 22 December 2014 Justice Bennett of the

Some clarity on the extent of the implied duty to exercise a contractual discretion in good faith: Caswell v SonyATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty LTD 2014 NSWSC 841
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • August 26 2014

This case provides some useful clarification of the extent of the implied duty to exercise a contractual discretion in good faith. The New South