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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


It’s over: High Court will not hear Kookaburra v Down Under copyright appeal
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • November 30 2011

The coda of the ‘Kookaburra’ v ‘Down Under’ saga has finally been played


Full Court decides on appeal that a substantial part of “Kookaburra” was copied in Men at Work’s “Down Under”
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • June 21 2011

The battle between two iconic Australian musical works continued in the appeal proceedings before the full Court of the federal Court of Australia comprising Justices Emmett, Jagot and Nicholas


Google faces French copyright fine for not removing infringing videos
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • France
  • March 24 2011

Less than two weeks after Attorney-General Robert McLelland flagged the expansion of Australia's safe-harbour protections to include user-generated content distributors such as Google and Yahoo!, a Paris appeals court has found that Google infringed the copyrights of three documentary producers and an unidentified photographer, despite the availability of a similar 'mere conduit' defence under the European Directive on Electronic Commerce


The federal court ushers newspapers into the IceTV age
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • December 8 2010

In a decision with far-reaching implications for Australia's creative and media industries, Justice Bennett of the Federal Court has recently ruled that newspaper headlines do not, as a class, enjoy copyright protection


Roadshow Films appeals iiNet copyright decision to the High Court
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • March 28 2011

Following on from last month's loss in the Full Federal Court against Australian internet service provider iiNet, Roadshow Films and other members of the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) have applied for special leave to appeal the copyright decision to the High Court


UK High Court finds copyright in newspaper headlines; Fairfax distinguished
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • December 14 2010

In a decision with strikingly similar facts yet markedly different findings to September's Federal Court decision of Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Reed International Books Australia Pty Ltd, the UK High Court has ruled that newspaper headlines are capable of copyright protection and that users of online media-monitoring services will infringe the copyright of newspaper publishers unless they obtain an appropriate licence


Three strikes policy for copyright infringement lands in New Zealand. Is Australia next?
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • May 30 2011

The New Zealand parliament has amended the Copyright Act 1994 (NZ) to introduce a 'three strikes' policy towards infringing file sharing that will see repeat infringers fined NZ$15,000 or disconnected from the internet for up to six months


EMI unsuccessful in "Kookaburra" copyright infringement appeal Down Under
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • April 7 2011

EMI has lost an appeal to the full bench of the Federal Court against an earlier ruling that Men at Work's famous pop anthem "Down Under" infringed the copyright in an iconic Australian nursery rhyme


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