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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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