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‘Tribute’ to Aussie folk song was copyright infringement says Full Federal Court

Australia - April 15 2011 The Full Federal Court has affirmed the first instance decision in EMI Songs v Larrikin Music, holding that Men at Work's iconic song 'Down Under' infringed copyright in the Australian folk song 'Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree'.

Lizzie Fuller

iiNet not liable for users’ copyright infringement... this time

Australia - February 25 2011 In a 2:1 judgment, the Full Federal Court has held the internet service provider iiNet not liable for acts of copyright infringement committed by users of its service.

Lizzie Fuller, Sue Gilchrist

Telstra seeks to take its copyright fight to the High Court

Australia - January 14 2011 Telstra has announced that it will be seeking special leave to appeal to the High Court against the Full Federal Court's decision that copyright does not subsist in its telephone directories.

Licence fees for music in fitness classes to be redetermined

Australia - December 20 2010 The maximum licence fees to be paid for using music in fitness classes is still unresolved.

Sue Gilchrist

Telstra appeal loss over copyright may affect many businesses

Australia - December 16 2010 Copyright does not subsist in the white pages or yellow pages according to the Full Federal Court, which has affirmed the trial judge's decision in Telstra Corporation Limited v Phone Directories Company Pty Ltd [2010] FCA 44.

Sue Gilchrist