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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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