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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


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


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


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


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


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’ 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


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


In brief: Fairfax Media v Reed International
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 9 2010

The Federal Court has denied relief to Fairfax Media in its claim for copyright infringement against Reed International's ABIX service, which reproduced headlines from the Australian Financial Review ('AFR'


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