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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"


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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