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Copyright claim against ABC TV’s rage turns on ownership
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • November 17 2010

A recent decision of the Federal Court emphasises two key factors that copyright litigants should keep in mind: they must be able to establish they performed the acts that qualify them as owners of the copyright they claim has been infringed, and they must bring their claim within six years of the infringement


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


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


“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


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"


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


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


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