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King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 29 Apr 2016

Productivity Commission recommends extensive changes to Australia’s intellectual property laws

On 29 April 2016, the Productivity Commission released its draft report on its inquiry into Australia's intellectual property arrangements. The


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 11 Jan 2016

Our top 5 Australian copyright developments in 2015

As 2016 begins, we take a look back at the key developments in copyright in 2015 in Australia. It certainly has been a busy year, with amendments to


King & Wood Mallesons | USA, Australia | 23 Nov 2015

Haters gonna hate (hate, hate, hate, hate): why are famous singers so often sued for copyright infringement?

Taylor Swift was sued by R&B singer Jesse Braham for US$42 million for alleged copyright infringement in the lyrics of her chart toppings song "Shake


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 9 Nov 2015

Website blocking injunctions to combat the increasing risk of online copyright infringement

Technological advances in the digital era have substantially increased the ease with which copyright material can be reproduced and distributed. In


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 19 Apr 2015

Proposed new website blocking powers for the Federal Court

There has been a great flurry of activity in the online copyright infringement space lately. Along with the Dallas Buyers Club decision (see our


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 16 Apr 2015

Dallas Buyers Club court to order the (conditional) disclosure of customer details following allegations of copyright infringement

On 7 April, Justice Perram of the Federal Court of Australia found that iiNet and five other ISPs should provide the names and addresses associated


King & Wood Mallesons | USA | 28 Oct 2014

Aereo fails to turn lemons into lemonade TV retransmission service blocked by preliminary injunction

In June, the Supreme Court of the United States found that the Aereo TV service, which allowed subscribers to stream free-to-air television


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 23 Sep 2014

Who is in that photograph? The Federal Court refuses motion to strike out an allegedly vexatious claim for copyright infringement

In 1989, Allen & Unwin published "Brothers in Arms: The Inside Story of Two Bikie Gangs". A photograph of a young woman appeared in that book, and


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 1 Aug 2014

Government releases online copyright infringement discussion paper

The Federal Government has proposed to extend authorisation liability for copyright infringement, to allow courts to issue an injunction to block


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 7 Mar 2014

Taking down a take-down notice when the allegedly infringing YouTube video was posted by a Harvard Law Professor

Professor Lawrence Lessig is a well-known Professor at Harvard Law School and a copyright reform activist. He is a founding board member of Creative

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