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Australia's new Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • May 28 2014

The Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act received Royal Assent on 27 May 2014 and will come into effect on 1 July, 2014. It will


Copyright claim against ABC TV’s rage turns on ownership
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • November 17 2010

A recent decision of the Federal Court emphasises two key factors that copyright litigants should keep in mind: they must be able to establish they performed the acts that qualify them as owners of the copyright they claim has been infringed, and they must bring their claim within six years of the infringement


“Sample” leaves DJ in red for damages for infringement of rapper's moral rights
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • March 27 2012

In an Australian first, the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia has ordered an award of damages to an internationally renowned raphip-hop artist known as “Pitbull” (aka, Mr Armando Perez) for infringement of his moral right of integrity of authorship by a Perth DJ known as “DJ Suave” (aka, Mr Jaime Fernandez


Fed court: Optus didn't infringe copyright, but AFL can liken it to "stealing"
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • March 6 2012

The copyright dispute involving Australian telecommunications provider Optus and Australian digital sports broadcasting rights holders recently took on a new twist as Optus and the Australian Football League (AFL) returned to Court to ventilate fresh allegations against each other


High court denies Optus leave to appeal TV Now copyright decision
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • October 2 2012

In September, the High Court consisting of Justices Gummow, Bell and Hayne refused to grant Optus special leave to appeal the decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia in the Optus TV Now case


iiNet’s High Court victory: ISP did not authorise copyright infringements by customers
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • April 25 2012

In an historic judgment handed down on 20 April, the High Court of Australia has unanimously held that internet service provider (ISP) iiNet did not authorise the infringement by its customers of the copyright in films and television programmes owned or exclusively licensed by 34 Australian and United States movie studios


NRL and AFL victorious on appeal: Optus TV now found to infringe copyright
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • April 27 2012

The Federal Court of Australia has this morning handed down an eagerly awaited judgment concerning Optus’ cloud-based recording service, TV Now


In brief: Fairfax Media v Reed International
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 9 2010

The Federal Court has denied relief to Fairfax Media in its claim for copyright infringement against Reed International's ABIX service, which reproduced headlines from the Australian Financial Review ('AFR'


Larrikin awarded 5 of Down Under royalties for Kookaburra contribution
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • July 15 2010

In a judgment handed down on 6 July 2010 (Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd (No 2) 2010 FCA 698), Jacobson J of the Federal Court ruled on Larrikin's entitlement to a share of the income collected by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS


Optus’ online DVR found not to infringe copyright; AFL and NRL set to appeal
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • February 21 2012

The Federal Court has ruled that an internet-based television recording service provided by Optus to its mobile network subscribers did not infringe copyright in the live National Rugby League and Australian Football League sport telecasts