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Productivity Commission recommends fair use exception to copyright infringement - creators oppose it
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • December 21 2016

In its Final Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements in Australia, the Productivity Commission has recommended that Australia adopt an


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


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


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


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


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


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


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