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Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick | Australia | 9 Oct 2018

What a CrockerGroundless threats result in permanent injunction

It’s risky business bringing proceedings for IP infringement without proper legal advice. A self-represented Debra Crocker learnt this the hard way

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Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick | Australia | 5 Jun 2017

Copying source code: reproducing even a small portion of source code can constitute copyright infringement

In the case of IPC Global Pty Ltd v Pavetest Pty Ltd (No 3) 2017 FCA 82, the Federal Court was given the difficult task of determining what was a

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Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick | Australia | 19 Mar 2017

‘It’s not me, it’s you.’ Terminating your business relationship

The recent case of Peter Vogel Instruments Pty Ltd v Fairlight.Au Pty Ltd 2016 FCAFC 172 (9 December 2016) highlighted the importance of a written

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Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick | Australia, European Union | 14 Sep 2016

To hyperlink or not to hyperlink? Beware of the copyright risks.

Hyperlinking on a website or social media page is very common online. It is part of what creates the World Wide Web - providing a link directly to

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Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick | USA, Australia | 15 Jun 2016

Another chapter of the Google Books Copyright dispute - does the US Supreme Court decision affect Australia?

There have been recent reports of the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that the Google Books project, which involves digitising books, does not

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Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick | Australia | 30 May 2016

Aussie Pirates get reprieve from walking the plank

According to CNET, Australians are not going to receive a copyright infringement notice from their ISP any time soon. Copyright owners and ISP’s have

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Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick | Australia | 7 Sep 2015

Hold your horses: reprieve for pirates in Dallas Buyers Club case

The makers of Dallas Buyers Club (DBC) have hit another hurdle in their quest to sue 'mum and dad' internet subscribers who illegally downloaded the

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Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick | Australia | 7 Sep 2015

Legislation blocks overseas copyright infringement websites

On 26 June 2015, website blocking legislation - the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2015 - came into effect. The Act enables the

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Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick | Australia | 24 Jun 2015

Legislation blocking overseas copyright infringement websites passed

On 22 June 2015 the Parliament passed the Government's website blocking legislation - the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015. The

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Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick | Australia | 15 Jun 2015

(Non) Buyers beware: Internet Service Providers forced to release download details in landmark case

In the recent Australian Federal Court case of Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited, the Court ordered that iiNet and five other Internet Service

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