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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


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


“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


End of the road for Roadshow: iiNet did not authorise copyright infringement
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • May 9 2012

On 20 April, the High Court of Australia delivered a long awaited judgment to finally determine the four-year copyright dispute between internet service provider (ISP) iiNet, and 34 Australian and United States movie studios


Australian radio stations not required to pay copyright royalties to simulcast online
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • February 24 2012

The Federal Court of Australia has recently determined that a simulcast is a "broadcast" within the meaning of the term in the Copyright Act, and as such, falls within the scope of non-exclusive broadcasting licences issued to Australian commercial radio stations by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia ("PPCA"


Optus TV now suspended after NRL and AFL victorious on appeal
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • May 22 2012

On 27 April 2012, the Full Federal Court of Australia delivered its eagerly awaited judgment concerning Optus’ cloud-based recording service, TV Now


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


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


Federal court: cartridge reseller copied compilation of printer compatibility and misled with ‘Australian product’ claims
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • May 2 2011

A recent dispute between two printer cartridge resellers has demonstrated the types of human effort that must be shown in the development of any compilation for which copyright protection is sought, as well as the types of product origin claims that Courts will consider to mislead and deceive consumers in contravention of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (now the Australian Consumer Law


Roadshow v iiNet: landmark copyright infringement authorisation case set for High Court
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 8 2011

The Australian High Court has granted special leave to Roadshow Films and other members of the Australian Federation against Copyright Theft (AFACT) to appeal the decision of the Full Federal Court handed down in February this year, in the long-running copyright dispute with Australian internet service provider iiNet