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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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